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st: RE: About data transformation
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com], in replying to Vincent
> The -saveold- command will save your dataset so that it can
> be read by Stata 7.
> However, Stata 6 will still not be able to read this. But,
> if you have access
> to Stata 7, you could then open the dataset you just created
> with Stata 7 and
> . save filename6, old
> This would convert the data from Stata 7 format to Stata 6
> format. The
> -saveold- command replaced this command in Stata 8. Going
> through this
> two-step process would convert the data so that Stata 6 could read it.
Humm, you mean that issuing
version 7.0: save filename6, old
in Stata 8 will not yield the same result as issuing
save filename6, old
in Stata 7?
My understanding so far was that version control was designed to retain the
functionality of earlier versions of Stata.
P.S. I use version 7.0.
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