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Re: st: import .xls data into STATA


From   Alex Olssen <alex.olssen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: import .xls data into STATA
Date   Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:12:12 +1200

If you want to use an external program to do the conversion then R is FREE.

The package  foreign()  can read in .xls files and write out .dta files.

On 25 September 2011 10:39, Wu Zhang <wuzhang50@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thank you all!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Roger Newson <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Cc:
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 10:15 AM
> Subject: Re: st: import .xls data into STATA
>
> No, you CANNOT download Stat/Transfer for free, unless you want a trial
> version, which deliberately throws out a few observations in each
> transfer. Stat/Transfer (like Stata) is proprietary software, and the
> company (Circle Systems) has to make a living. So, to use a proper
> Stat/Transfer, which does not throw out observations at random, you have
> to buy it from its authorized distributors.
>
> To read .xls datasets into Stata wirthout Stat/Transfer, either write
> the Excel spreadsheet to a generic format (as suggested), or (if you
> have Stata Version 12) use -import excel-.
>
> Best wishes
>
> Roger
>
>
> Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
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>
> On 23/09/2011 15:08, donsaane wrote:
>> I think you can do it with stat transfer (you can download it for free)....
>>
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] De la part de Muhammad Anees
>> Envoyé : vendredi 23 septembre 2011 03:02
>> À : statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Objet : Re: st: import .xls data into STATA
>>
>> Save the xls data with .csv extension from file/save as option. Check
>> that your names are in row 1 of the sheet and conform the stata naming
>> convention. Then use -insheet using "address of the file on your pc"-
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Wu Zhang<wuzhang50@yahoo.com>  wrote:
>>> Hi, folks,
>>>    Could someone help me with importing .xls data into STATA? I tried, but
>> failed.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Wu
>>>
>>>
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