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Re: st: SAS SAS7BDAT file into Stata9


From   "Anders Alexandersson" <andersalex@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: SAS SAS7BDAT file into Stata9
Date   Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:06:53 -0400

Steve <sdm1@york.ac.uk> asked:
> What is the easiest way to get a SAS7BDAT file into Stata9?

Abdel Rahmen El Lahga suggested StatTransfer. Steve responded that he
has StatTransfer 7 but that "this won't do it". Christine Leonard
suggested the SAS macro %usesas but Steve responded that he does not
have SAS. Abdel Rahmen and Christine gave reasonable suggestions to a
vague problem description.

Steve, if you can read the SAS file in StatTransfer 7 (or in
DBMS/Copy, if you have it) --you didn't tell-- then you should be able
to save the SAS dataset into a format that Stata understands, for
example and older Stata dataset, and then use Stata 9 to read this
data and save it as a Stata 9 dataset. Another option is to use a
recent version of SPSS, if you have this, to read the SAS dataset into
SPSS and then save it as a Stata dataset that your Stata 9 can read.
Yet another option is to install R and use its foreign package for the
conversion but it is not as easy, if you have never used R before.

Anders Alexandersson
andersalex@gmail.com
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