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Re: st: Converting SAS or SPSS setup files to stata do files


From   Steven Dubnoff <sdubnoff@circlesys.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Converting SAS or SPSS setup files to stata do files
Date   Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:31:37 -0700

I was hoping someone had a
perl script or other way to use regular expressions or what have you
to convert a SAS or SPSS setup file to a stata dictionary.

I am not aware of any tool that does the job. The simplest thing to do is to beg or borrow a copy of SPSS, read the data, save it .sav format and then run that file through Stat/Transfer.

If that is not an option, Stat/Transfer's own schema format is very similar to SPSS's. It would not take much, if any, editing to convert the SPSS syntax files to Stat/Transfer schema files. Stat/Transfer can then write either a .dta or a .do file for you.


Best,

Steve



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