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Fwd: st: RE: SAS Transport
Anders Alexandersson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fwd: st: RE: SAS Transport
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 15:18:50 -0400
Typo. Should be
. findit usesas
Ben, you actually don't type the dot or the dashes, just type the two
words findit usesas.
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From: Anders Alexandersson <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: st: RE: SAS Transport
Ben, another solution if you have SAS but not Stat/Transfer installed
and working on your computer is to use Dan Blanchette's program
Type -findit -usesas- from within Stata.
His web page for the program is at
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 2:06 PM, E. Paul Wileyto <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If you have SAS 9.2 available, it will import files from Stata v10, and
> preserve labels. I thought SAS had bought dbms copy to kill it, but it
> seems that SAS has incorporated parts of it, even though it does not support
> the stand-alone dbms copy very well.
> SPSS reads and writes both Stata and SAS files, preserving labels.
> Newson, Roger B wrote:
>> To convert SAS data sets to Stata datasets, I personally use
>> Stat/Transfer, whose website is at
>> and which has the advantage (over DBMS/Copy) that it can be called as a
>> DOS command. The -stcmd- package can call Stat/Transfer from within Stata,
>> and can be downloaded from SSC using the -ssc- command. However, Ben (or
>> somebody) would have to find the money to pay for Stat/Transfer.
>> I hope this helps.
>> Best wishes
>> Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
>> Lecturer in Medical Statistics
>> Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
>> National Heart and Lung Institute
>> Imperial College London
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Benjamin Allaire
>> Sent: 30 March 2009 17:49
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: st: SAS Transport
>> I know that fdause cannot read SAS labels.
>> Is there any other way to
>> transform SAS data into Stata data while preserving labels? I have an
>> older version of DBMS copy that I could use if necessary.
> E. Paul Wileyto, Ph.D.
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