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RE: st: SPSS to STATA


From   "Landman, Todd" <todd@essex.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: SPSS to STATA
Date   Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:32:34 +0100

Laurel.  Excellent!  Many thanks!

Todd


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Laurel A Copeland [SMTP:lacop@umich.edu]
> Sent:	17 October 2002 19:06
> To:	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject:	Re: st: SPSS to STATA
> 
> A free program that can be used instead of Stat Transfer is EpiData 
> (http://www.epidata.dk/).  You can download it quickly wherever you are (I
> 
> use it when I am on the road).
> 
> It will let you define a *.qes file to match your *.txt file, tab 
> delimited.  Then you can Import the *.txt file, using the *.qes file to 
> define your variables -- names, variable types.  Then the resultant
> EpiData 
> file can be exported to Stata.  I tried it with a ds that had the first 10
> 
> lines all missing data, and the variables were nonetheless numeric in 
> Stata, having been defined as numeric along the way.
> hth, Laurel
> 
> 
> At 05:21 PM 10/17/2002 +0100, you wrote:
> >I have saved an SPSS file at tab delimited ASCII, used insheet and STATA
> >looks like it has read the data, but it only recognises some of the
> >variables and thinks that some of my numeric data are strings.  What is
> the
> >best way to do this without stat transfer?
> >
> >Todd
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> Laurel A Copeland, PhD
> Data Analyst/Programmer
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> Health Services Research & Development Field Program
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