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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 16:00:16 -0400

I just saw a related post by kit.

he has fixed whatever problem there was and installs OK now.
thanks

t
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Tom Trikalinos <ttrikalin@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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