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Re: st: Making saveold a permanent option


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Making saveold a permanent option
Date   Tue, 02 Mar 2004 17:12:44 -0500

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
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 such
an option?
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:-))?
Thanks,
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.

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.


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