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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: AW: st: RE: SAS Transport
Date   Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:17:55 +0200

<> 


Did you use the "foreign" package at the time? The docu cited earlier seems
to imply that labels are properly converted...



HTH
Martin


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von E. Paul Wileyto
Gesendet: Dienstag, 31. März 2009 18:13
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: AW: st: RE: SAS Transport

I have imported Stata files to R, and I recall that no label information 
came through.

P

Martin Weiss wrote:
> <> 
>
> "I've tried many times..."
>
> So have I... Grrr...
>
> "I thought it could import SAS or Stata files, but I don't know if it
> preserves labeling."
>
>
> A glance at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/foreign/foreign.pdf
shows
> that it can... See the functions "read.dta" and "write.dta"...
>
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Lachenbruch,
> Peter
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 31. März 2009 17:47
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: RE: st: RE: SAS Transport
>
> What does R do?  I thought it could import SAS or Stata files, but I
> don't know if it preserves labeling.  Also, the price of the program is
> right, but there is a cost in learning it.  I've tried many times...
>
> Tony
>
> Peter A. Lachenbruch
> Department of Public Health
> Oregon State University
> Corvallis, OR 97330
> Phone: 541-737-3832
> FAX: 541-737-4001
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of E. Paul
> Wileyto
> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:07 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: SAS Transport
>
> 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.
>
> Paul
>
> Newson, Roger B wrote:
>   
>> To convert SAS data sets to Stata datasets, I personally use
>>     
> Stat/Transfer, whose website is at
>   
>> http://www.stattransfer.com/
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
>> Lecturer in Medical Statistics
>> Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
>> National Heart and Lung Institute
>> Imperial College London
>> Royal Brompton Campus
>> Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
>> 1B Manresa Road
>> London SW3 6LR
>> UNITED KINGDOM
>> Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
>> Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
>> Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk 
>> Web page: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/
>> Departmental Web page:
>>
>>     
> http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/nhli/respiration/pop
> genetics/reph/
>   
>> Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>     
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Benjamin
> Allaire
>   
>> Sent: 30 March 2009 17:49
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> 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.
>   
>> thanks,
>> Ben
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