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Re: st: RE: converting SAS file to stata using stat transfer-date and time variables


From   Leny Mathew <lenymathewc@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: converting SAS file to stata using stat transfer-date and time variables
Date   Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:40:29 -0500

Thanks Nick. It's weird considering that the conversion to excel works
fine. I can convert it as a csv file and then get it into stata
without any issue.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> I wouldn't assume much in this territory. Dates and times seem simple in principle but can be very awkward in practice.
>
> On this information, my only guess is that time (presumably time of day, up to 24hr) is being converted to fraction of a day. You need to look really closely at the data in SAS and in Stata.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Leny Mathew
>
> I'm trying to convert a SAS file (V 9.1) with date and time variables
> (separate) into stata and I'm using stat transfer (version 8) for
> this. During the conversion, the date variable comes across fine, but
> all the time variable values are between 0 and 1. stat transfer reads
> the SAS file without any problem, it looks fine in the viewer and it
> converts into excel without any problem. I didn't have to format the
> date variable within stata, so I'm assuming that I don't have to do
> any formatting for the time variable either. Has anyone had this issue
> before?
>  Any comments are much appreciated. I'm using stata 10.1
>
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