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Re: st: Making saveold a permanent option
At 03:09 PM 3/2/2004 -0600, you wrote:
My pc at home has Stata 7, and at the office I use Stata 8. I often forget
You might want to buy Stat/Transfer. Obviously that is a slightly
expensive solution, but if you have the need to transfer to and from other
formats (e.g. SPSS) it is well worth the money. Perhaps you can even bribe
some systems person there to make it available on your network. You might
also check to see if your network already has dbms copy -- I don't know if
it has been updated for Stata v. 8 yet or not.
to specify "saveold" when moving data from the office to home. Is there any
way to tell Stata 8 to always save data sets as Stata 7 (make saveold the
default)? I know this may seem trivial, but I think it would be a useful
feature. If this is not possible, would there be disadvantages to adding
Finally, if I have data in Stata 8 format that I need to open in Stata 7, is
there a way to do so (in an emergency:-))?
It would be nice if Stata made a freebie utility available for this
purpose, or released an update to v. 7 that let it convert v. 8 files.
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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