I am a long-time active member of Statalist and I am seeking
comment/review from Statalist members on software I've written for Stata.
SASdecoder (for Windows) translates SAS code for reading raw data and
writes Stata dictionaries, Stata do-files, or Stat/Transfer schema
files. The idea is to make it easier to use a raw dataset when given
SAS code to read it.
Some of you may recall that I had posted a similar announcement
several months ago. Today's announcement follows a new release, with
some important improvements. Most notably, SASdecoder now accepts
grouped format lists in input statements, as well as variable ranges
(e.g., score1-score5) in a variety of contexts.
I am hoping that Statalisters will try it and then write back to
Statalist with their comments -- positive, I hope, but most
However, to run it with full functionality, you will need a license.
Any Statalisters wishing to try SASdecoder with full functionality
can write to me and I will gladly send a free demonstration license,
valid for 30 days.
Obviously I have an agenda, but I really do think the software is
useful in some situations. I have received permission -- but not
endorsement -- from Marcello Pagano, Statalist's administrator, for
I will not use comments with names attached in advertising without
seeking your permission.
Thank you all for your kind attention to this. I look forward to
seeing your responses.