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Re: st: data management
At 02:12 PM 2/17/2004 -0800, Anuja Saurkar wrote:
The easiest way is with a program like Stat/Transfer; well worth the money
if you are going to be doing this a lot, as it is easy and will preserve
your labels and handle quirky differences in the way the two programs
handle things (e.g. missing data). (But check to make sure you like the way
it handles quirky differences, e.g. there are a couple of ways of handling
missing data conversions.)
2)I want to convert a SPSS file (.sav extension) into
a Stata file. Is there any way I can fo that?
Alternatively, -findit spss- points to routines like -outdat- that will
make the conversion one way or another.
I also have fairly good luck just cutting and pasting from SPSS's data
editor to Stata's; I'm not sure that you can count on that to handle all
types of conversions though.
You can also do "Save as" in SPSS, choosing a format that Stata can
import. Not sure which options are easiest.
I suspect not, but I am curious too. A difference that strikes me between
SPSS and Stata is that, in SPSS, I can specify weights or filters (i.e.
temporary sample selections) and they continue to hold until I tell SPSS
otherwise; in Stata I have to keep on specifying the weights or filters
with every command.
3) I am using weights:
so generally I write
tabstat variable [aweight=weight] by variable....
Is there any way I can use weights without including
it in the tabstat command? I want to run a bunch of
summary table, would like to use weights for all of
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