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RE: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.

From   "Bradley, Steven W" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.
Date   Thu, 1 Sep 2005 16:26:08 -0500

StatTransfer was extremely helpful for me in this regard as well.


Steven W. Bradley
Doctoral Student
Management Department
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Roger Newson
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.

At 19:21 01/09/2005, Amadou wrote:
>I have several data sets in spss format that I want to convert into
>I am using dbms copy v7 to do the job. But it won't accept multiple
>It is painfull to select one by one.
>Is there any efficient, faster way to code this?

I myself am a StatTransfer user, mostly because StatTransfer has a DOS 
command mode, which made it possible for me to write the -stcmd- package

(downloadable from SSC) as a way for Stata programs to call
StatTransfer. I 
presume that Amadou doesn't have StatTransfer.

DBMS Copy still doesn't have a DOS command mode (I think). However, I
to recall that DBMS Copy has batch files, written in a command language
its own. Amadou might possibly write one of these batch files, or even 
write a Stata program to write one of these batch files.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger Newson
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology
King's College London

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