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RE: st: SAS SAS7BDAT file into Stata9


From   "Rajesh Tharyan" <R.Tharyan@exeter.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: SAS SAS7BDAT file into Stata9
Date   Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:55:10 +0100

Hi,

See this link
http://www.cpc.unc.edu/services/computer/presentations/sas_to_stata/usesas.h
tml

thanks
rajesh

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of sdm1@york.ac.uk
Sent: 19 October 2007 14:28
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: SAS SAS7BDAT file into Stata9

Sorry, I should have been more precise: I can't get StatTransfer7 to read
the .sas7bdat file.

StatTransfer7 will accept either (a) SAS files for unix (*.sas7*) or (b) SAS
transport files (*.TPT,
*.XPT).  Although the SAS file that I am trying to convert has a .SAS7*
extension, StatTransfer says
that it cannot read the file because it is compressed.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf
Of Anders Alexandersson
Sent: 19 October 2007 14:07
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: SAS SAS7BDAT file into Stata9


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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