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Re: st: Stat Transfer Question


From   Marcis <marcis@petijums.lv>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Stat Transfer Question
Date   Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:42:35 +0300

You might take a look at open source alternative for SPSS http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/
It might read sps syntax files.

Best,

Marcis Trapencieris

Sent from my iPad

On 2011. gada 11. okt., at 19:29, Jacob Robbins <jake.a.robbins@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> 
> I have recently downloaded some SPSS data files from the ICPSR and
> would like to convert them to .dta using Stat/Transfer. For every one
> dataset there are two files of the following form;
> 
> data.txt
> syntax_file.sps
> 
> From what I have learned online, the .sps file is a “SPSS Syntax File"
> which is used to interpret the data.txt file in SPSS. However, I do
> not have a copy of SPSS, only a copy of Stat/Transfer. Is there a way
> to convert the files to .dta?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Jake Robbins
> Research Assistant
> Harvard School of Public Health
> 
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