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Re: st: USESPSS is now available for download from SSC


From   "Tom Trikalinos" <ttrikalin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: USESPSS is now available for download from SSC
Date   Tue, 5 Aug 2008 15:58:25 -0400

thanks sergiy, always detailed and accurate/  much appreciated.
- will play with it later - i jusdt had my eyes dilated and I am
practically blind now....

will let you know if it does not work.

best
t

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Tom,
>
> when I right click on the
> http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/u/usespss.forwin32
> in your message and attempt to save the file, it allows me to do it,
> which makes me think that:
> 1. the file is actually there
> 2. there is something about your system that does not allow it to be installed.
>
> Are the other files installed OK?
>
> I have just tried the following to test if it works in Stata 9.2:
>
> . sysdir set PLUS c:\ado\SPSSTest2\
> . ssc install usespss
> checking usespss consistency and verifying not already installed...
> installing into c:\ado\SPSSTest2\...
> installation complete.
>
> Since a plugin is actually a DLL, you might want to check if your
> antivirus or other security software allows DLLs to have a different
> extension. In the end (after install)the file name must be
> usespss.plu, size 562,176, MD5: 6ee170504e01881ca31230aa2dfda2e3
>
> Let me know if there is a conflict regarding the DLL name. You can
> always save it as usespss.dll and replace usespss.plu with usespss.dll
> all over in the .ado files.
> If this is a confirmed issue, I will rename it in the package, but so
> far this was not the case.
>
> If the above fails, try manual download using the link in your email.
>
> I've noticed that on the following page:
> http://ideas.repec.org/c/boc/bocode/s456952.html
> the extension is listed .win32, it must be .forwin32
>
> If you install manually, and get an Error 404, Page not found, simply
> change the extension in the URL:
> http://ideas.repec.org/cgi-bin/get_doc.pl?urn=RePEc%3Aboc%3Abocode%3As456952&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffmwww.bc.edu%2Frepec%2Fbocode%2Fu%2Fusespss.win32
>
> to
>
> http://ideas.repec.org/cgi-bin/get_doc.pl?urn=RePEc%3Aboc%3Abocode%3As456952&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffmwww.bc.edu%2Frepec%2Fbocode%2Fu%2Fusespss.forwin32
>
>
> Hope this helps,
>    Sergiy Radyakin
>
>
>
>
> On 8/5/08, Tom Trikalinos <ttrikalin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sergiy or Kit:
>>
>> I have Stata SE v 9, fully updated and Win XP SP2; I fail to install
>> _usespss_ from the net.  Did not fiddle around with a manual install
>> though.
>>
>> This is the story:
>>
>> /**********************************************/
>> . ssc install usespss
>>
>> checking usespss consistency and verifying not already installed...
>> file http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/u/usespss.forwin32 not found
>> could not copy http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/u/usespss.forwin32
>> (no action taken)
>>
>> ssc install: apparent error in package file for usespss; please notify
>> repec@repec.org, providing package name
>> r(601);
>>
>> /**********************************************/
>>
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> t
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks to Kit Baum, a new Stata command USESPSS is now available for
>> > download from SSC. In Stata, use the ssc command to download it.
>> >
>> > ssc describe usespss
>> > ssc install usespss
>> >
>> > USESPSS was presented at SNASUG2008 in Chicago.
>> >
>> > USESPSS loads an SPSS-format (*.sav) dataset into memory.
>> > It supports compressed and non-compressed SPSS files from
>> > Windows and UNIX/Mac platforms. It preserves the variable and
>> > value labels, long variable names, extended missing values, and
>> > provides optimization of variable types. USESPSS is implemented
>> > as a plugin for 32-bit Stata for Windows and is comparable in
>> > speed with commercially available conversion software.
>> >
>> > http://econpapers.repec.org/software/bocbocode/S456952.htm
>> >
>> > Best wishes,
>> >   Sergiy Radyakin
>> > *
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