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st: RE: About data transformation


From   Joly.Patrick@ic.gc.ca
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: RE: About data transformation
Date   Thu, 13 Feb 2003 18:04:25 -0500

sdriver@stata.com [mailto:sdriver@stata.com], in replying to Vincent
<sschen_99@yahoo.com>
> 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
> type:
> 
> 	. 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.


Patrick Joly
joly.patrick@ic.gc.ca
pat.joly@utoronto.ca

 
P.S. I use version 7.0.
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