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Re: st: SPSS to STATA


From   Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: SPSS to STATA
Date   Wed, 7 Sep 2011 18:41:46 +0500

Yes Ronan has exactly identified the problem with such transfer. As
much as the conversion is concerned there is no mentioning about what
type of variables are there in the Artur's data. If he is able to
understand the nature of variables, he should firsthand check and
format the variables types in the SPSS variable windows, rest
conversion might have less problems.

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM, Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie> wrote:
> On 2011 MFómh 7, at 12:45, Muhammad Anees wrote:
>
>> SPSS provides directly converting data in the format which can be
>> directly openned into STATA.
>
>
> Health warning. One of our researchers came to grief with a Stata dataset generated by SPSS.
>
> The problem was that a string variable was incorrectly identified as numeric.
>
> When we used StatTransfer to convert the datafile, everything was fine, but the researcher had lost a couple of days trying to fix the problem.
>
> StatTransfer won't break the budget, and it's invaluable.
>
> Ronán Conroy
> rconroy@rcsi.ie
> Associate Professor
> Division of Population Health Sciences
> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
> Beaux Lane House
> Dublin 2
>
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