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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
RE: st: Re: saveold |

Date |
Mon, 3 Nov 2003 16:48:09 -0000 |

You are correct. -saveold- should work as advertised. However, the information you gave does not permit a diagnosis of what the precise problem is. More generally, questions which boil down to "why does not command -foobar- not work for me?" are often impossible to answer. This is, of course, frustrating for everyone. There are three ingredients here which are needed: 1. the file produced by -saveold- 2. what Stata typed when your friend tried to open it. 3. the information produced by -about- in your Stata and in your friend's. As you should not send attachments to Statalist, this is something you should take further with Stata technical support, I suggest. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk edoardo masset > Thanks for this, I'll certainly use this program > (descsave) when trying to transfer from stata 8 to > stata 6. But I am not too happy about the suggestion > of buying Statatransfer in order to transfer data from > stata 8 to stata 7 (actually I have stattransfer, but > this is an old version too, and so only able to > transfer from 7 to 6). > > At the end of the day what should I make of a command > called saveold whose description says it saves the > current data into stata 7 format? This seems not to be > working for me. I cannot believe there isnt a quick > solution to this. Either the command or something I am > doing must be wrong. Any help would be really > appreciated. > > >I am using stata 8. I sent some data files to a > > >colleague who is using stata 7. So I saved them as > > >stata 7 using saveold, but he couldnt open it. > > > > > >I found in the statalist archive that the same > > problem > > >happened to somebody who had not updated stata 7. > > So I > > >told my friend to run 'update all' and then I sent > > the > > >files again. But nope. He still cant open it. > > > > > >Is there a way to open stata 8 files using stata 7? > > >I remember using the same files in stata 6 and 7 by > > >saving old, with no problems at all! > > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: Re: saveold***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**Re: st: Re: saveold***From:*edoardo masset <edomasset@yahoo.com>

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