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Re: st: Re: FORTRAN


From   Stata SpecialEdition <stata.se@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: FORTRAN
Date   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 <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
>> statement
>> (or set of FORMAT / READ statements) in Fortran.  Like your colleague,
>> though,
>> 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
> Andrew
> Shephard here (see STATAMOD section):
> http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpajs/software.htm
>
> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
>
>
>
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