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RE: st: Making saveold a permanent option


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Making saveold a permanent option
Date   Wed, 03 Mar 2004 09:55:49 -0500

At 10:30 PM 3/2/2004 +0000, you wrote:

> 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.
>
One could, of course, use the -file- command, along with the documentation of the v8 file format (-help dta-), create one's own version 7 program to read version 8 datasets.

But your time would have to be worth very little for this to be more efficient than either upgrading or buying Stat-Transfer.

--Nick Winter


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