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Re: st: from stata to SAS


From   "Tim Wade" <wadetj@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: from stata to SAS
Date   Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:17:01 -0400

I suggest using SAS proc import, which is very flexible, like this:

. sysuse auto.dta
(1978 Automobile Data)

. outsheet _all using test.txt, comma replace noquote

proc import datafile="C:\DATA\test.txt"
out=work.test
dbms=dlm
replace;
delimiter=",";
getnames=yes;
run;

Hope this helps, Tim








On 9/29/07, juzhi wang <juzhi_1@yahoo.ca> wrote:
> I have listened to Rodrigo's advice. And I did export my stata file into excel. But one of the data file has too many variables and I am not allowed to do completely transfer ( I guess the number of variables has exceeded the Excel limit). Only about half of the varialbes have been transfered. Could anybody give me further advice?
>
> Thanks,
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Rodrigo Martell <rodrigo.martell@frontier-economics.com.au>
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 2:01:01 AM
> Subject: RE: st: from stata to SAS
>
>
> Hi Juzhi,
>
> A free alternative to Michael's suggestion (I think you have to pay for StatTransfer):
>
> I don't know anything about SAS but I assume it can read in csvs (?).
>
> If so then an easy way would be to open the Stata file you're interested in and type this (I'll send it to your C drive):
>
> outsheet using "C:\Stata_to_Sas.csv", comma replace
>
>
> The above will spit out a csv file which Excel can read, but if SAS reads csvs you could just skip the Excel bit and go straight to SAS.
> How many Stata files do you need to translate?
> If you need to do more than would be feasible for manual typing of the above suggestion you could create a do file
> (in Stata, click on the toolbar icon with a little hand and a pencil over a piece of paper), copy and paste the below code and run it by clicking either of the buttons with the downward pointing arrows.
> In the code below I assumed you have 2 files (stata1.dta and stata2.dta) you want to spit out as csvs. The path where these files live I assumed to be "C:/", you can change the path (leave in the quotation marks and make sure the last slash before `name' is a forward slash, the rest can be either back or forward, Stata understands both e.g C:/MyFolder/MySecondFolder/ = C:\MyFolder\MySecondFolder/).
>
> ------Copy from line below
> capture program drop stata_sas
> program define stata_sas
> syntax namelist
> foreach name of local namelist{
>    use "C:/`name'.dta", clear
>    outsheet using "C:/`name'.csv", comma replace
> }
> end
>
> stata_sas stata1 stata2
> ----end copy at above line
>
> If you want to add more Stata files just add the names of the files to the last line of the code.
>
> I hope this is of some help.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Rodrigo
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Michael
> McCulloch
> Sent: Friday, 12 January 2007 4:41 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: from stata to SAS
>
>
> Juzhi,
> A software called Stat-transfer can do this without any SAS -or Stata- code.
> (http://www.stattransfer.com/).
> Michael
>
>
>
>
>
> At 08:25 PM 1/11/2007, you wrote:
> >Hello Everybody:
> >
> >I am a SAS user. I do not know anything about Stata. But I need to import
> >Stata data sets to SAS. What I need to do is to export the Stata into
> >Excel and from Excel to SAS. Could anybody in the list provide a block of
> >code to help me export the Stata dataset to Excel?
> >
> >Thanking you very much in advance,
> >Juzhi
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