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Re: st: comparing two .dta files

From   Phil Schumm <>
Subject   Re: st: comparing two .dta files
Date   Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:17:24 -0600

On Feb 12, 2008, at 3:21 PM, Gabi Huiber wrote:
Sergiy: how do you byte-compare in Stata? A google search brought up all sorts of software tools for the job but no Stata reference.

See -help datasignature-, which will allow you to compute (and verify) a checksum of the dataset. If the two datasets really are the same (except perhaps for labels, etc.), then this will do what you need. In fact, it may arguably be the best approach in this particular situation.

-- Phil

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