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Re: st: Re: saveold


From   edoardo masset <edomasset@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: saveold
Date   Mon, 3 Nov 2003 09:15:55 -0800 (PST)

Philippe,

many thanks for this and congratulations, since you
were able to sort this out with the very limited
information I gave you!

As a short comment. A full list of all available
options for each command when using help, would
be...helpful.

edoardo


--- philippe.vankerm@ceps.lu wrote:
> Edoardo,
> 
> You must also pay attention to the version of Stata
> you and your colleague 
> are using: Intercooled will not open SpecialEdition
> files.
> 
> If you are using Stata 8 SE, you must -saveold .. ,
> intercooled- for Stata 
> 7 Intercooled to be able to read the file.
> 
> Philippe 
> 
> 
> *************
> Re: st: Re: saveold
> 
> From: edoardo masset <edomasset@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: st: Re: saveold
> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 08:24:44 -0800 (PST)
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> 
> 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.
> 
> Edoardo
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk> wrote:
> > At 11:35 30/10/03 -0800, edoardo masset wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > >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!
> > 
> > -saveold- works OK for me. (I have both Stata 7
> and
> > Stata 8 under Windows 
> > 98.) However, if all else fails, Eduardo and his
> > colleague might consider 
> > using my -descsave- package, downloadable from
> SSC,
> > together with -insheet- 
> > and -outsheet-. In web-aware Stata, type
> > 
> > ssc desc descsave
> > 
> > to find more about -descsave-.
> > 
> > -descsave- is a Stata program that writes Stata
> > programs. For instance, 
> > Eduardo might program, in Stata 8:
> > 
> > descsave, do(nutz.do)
> > outsheet using nutz.txt
> > 
> > and create a generic spreadsheet text file
> > -nutz.txt- and also create a 
> > Stata do-file -nutz.do-, which contains a program
> to
> > reconstruct the 
> > variable attributes of the variables in the
> > spreadsheet (ie types, formats, 
> > variable labels and value labels, or sometimes
> even
> > variable 
> > characteristics). Eduardo might then give both
> files
> > to his colleague, who 
> > might program, in Stata 7 (or even Stata 6):
> > 
> > insheet using nutz.txt
> > run nutz.do
> > desc
> > 
> > and re-create, in memory, a Stata 7 (or Stata 6)
> > version of Eduardo's Stata 
> > 8 data set.
> > 
> > In the longer run, Eduardo and his colleague might
> > consider investing in 
> > the data conversion package StatTransfer,
> available
> > from Circle Systems, 
> > whose website is
> > http://www.stattransfer.com/
> > 
> > I hope this helps.
> > 
> > Roger
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Roger Newson
> > Lecturer in Medical Statistics
> > Department of Public Health Sciences
> > King's College London
> > 5th Floor, Capital House
> > 42 Weston Street
> > London SE1 3QD
> > United Kingdom
> > 
> > Tel: 020 7848 6648 International +44 20 7848 6648
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> >    or 020 7848 6605 International +44 20 7848 6605
> > Email: roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk
> > Website: http://www.kcl-phs.org.uk/rogernewson
> > 
> > Opinions expressed are those of the author, not
> the
> > institution.
> > 
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