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Re: st: Re: FORTRAN
Stata SpecialEdition <email@example.com>
Re: st: Re: FORTRAN
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:23:11 +0100
I have not tried it yet, but the STATAMOD program you link to is
exactly what i was looking for. Thanks Sergiy!
On 8/30/10, Sergiy Radyakin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Joseph Coveney <email@example.com>
>> Stata SpecialEdition wrote:
>> I have been using STATA for two years now and I LOVE it. I now need to
>> do some more complicated estimation in a language called FORTRAN. Is
>> it possible to read my STATA files in FORTRAN? A colleague said it was
>> impossible and I would have just save it as an ASCII. Is this the best
>> way? I just wanted to check whether this is the case with some STATA
>> (and hopefully FORTRAN experts).
>> The format of Stata's dataset files (.dta) are published, and so, if
>> you're up
>> to it, you probably *could* read them with a suitable FORMAT / READ
>> (or set of FORMAT / READ statements) in Fortran. Like your colleague,
>> I question the worthiness of such an undertaking for any applications that
>> you're likely to encounter.
>> I'd go with ASCII, just as your colleague says.
>> Joseph Coveney
> Other options would include:
> 1. OLE Automation in FORTRAN
> 2. A plugin in FORTRAN.
> Both will delegate reading/writing data to Stata itself, and both will
> provide you with
> a possibility to get/set values of Data(var, obs). This should be
> enough for most cases.
> If you wish to create a standalone program in FORTRAN that can process
> Stata datasets,
> the FORTRAN source code to read/write Stata datasets is made available by
> Shephard here (see STATAMOD section):
> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
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