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RE: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.


From   "Bradley, Steven W" <swb@indiana.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
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.

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Steven W. Bradley
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Management Department
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Roger Newson
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:22 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.

At 19:21 01/09/2005, Amadou wrote:
>Hi,
>I have several data sets in spss format that I want to convert into
stata
>format.
>I am using dbms copy v7 to do the job. But it won't accept multiple
inputs.
>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
seem 
to recall that DBMS Copy has batch files, written in a command language
of 
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


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Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology
King's College London

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