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RE: st: import SPSS files


From   "Nuno Soares" <ns.mlists@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: import SPSS files
Date   Wed, 5 Jul 2006 11:36:49 +0100

Yep,
If you look into the R package -foreign- I'll see that it can import SPSS
files and export stata files:
- read.spss(foreign)      Read an SPSS Data File 
- write.dta(foreign)      Write Files in Stata Binary Format
Best,

Nuno

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of P chrisman
Sent: 05 July 2006 05:00
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: import SPSS files

Thanks so much to everyone for all the help. I really appreciate it!!
Peggy

Robert A Yaffee wrote:

>Peggy,
> The R program is several versions behind on the ability to read or 
>import SPSS programs.  If you had SPSS, you could copy and paste from 
>the SPSS data editor to the Stata data editor. Alternatively, you save 
>your data as a Stata 8 file from SPSS.
>  If the file is in an SPSS.sav file, ask the person who sent it to you 
>to provide it in an exported print or Stata file. If the person does 
>not have a recent version of SPSS which can do this, have the person 
>export an Excel file for you (if you have Excel).
>   You can save that as a .raw file and insheet it into Stata.
>  Regards,
>    Robert Yaffee
>
>    
>
>
>
>Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
>Research Professor
>Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
>School of Social Work
>New York University
>
>home address:
>Apt 19-W
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>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
>Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2006 11:37 pm
>Subject: Re: st: import SPSS files
>
>  
>
>>At 08:26 PM 7/4/2006, Dick Campbell wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>I don't know R, but if you go to
>>>http://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-
>>>      
>>>
>>patched/library/foreign/html/00Index.html>you will find a routine that 
>>reads SPSS.
>>    
>>
>>>At 08:08 PM 7/4/2006 Tuesday, you wrote:
>>>      
>>>
>>>>I cannot verify whether the file is comma-delimited or tab-delimited 
>>>>as I do not have SPSS. If I did I would be able to
>>>>        
>>>>
>>do
>>    
>>
>>>>this without the assistance of those more knowledgeable than I. I 
>>>>have only Stata and R available to me. Thanks for the assistance
>>>>        
>>>>
>>and the link.
>>    
>>
>>>>Peggy
>>>>        
>>>>
>>Hopefully that routine will do the trick.  If not I would suggest
>>
>>* Hunt around for some kindly friend who has Stat/Transfer, SPSS, or 
>>DBMSCopy who will do the conversion for you
>>
>>* Peggy's email address is at washington.edu - surely somewhere on 
>>campus somebody has the above programs
>>
>>* Splurge and buy Stat/Transfer, a very handy little program.  See
>>
>>http://www.stattransfer.com/html/store.html
>>
>>Or, better yet, you might qualify for gradplan pricing ($63, at least 
>>at my school).  See
>>
>>http://www.stata.com/order/schoollist.html
>>
>>
>>-------------------------------------------
>>Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
>>OFFICE: (574)631-6668, (574)631-6463
>>FAX:    (574)288-4373
>>HOME:   (574)289-5227
>>EMAIL:  Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.Edu
>>WWW (personal):    http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam
>>WWW (department):    http://www.nd.edu/~soc 
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