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Re: AW: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS


From   Margaret MacDougall <Margaret.MacDougall@ed.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: AW: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS
Date   Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:57:03 +0000

Hi Marc

I am currently using version 12 of IC Stata and my SPSS file was saved in the format for version 8 of IC Stata, as PASW 19.0.0.2 does not cater for later versions of Stata. However, I took it for granted that version 12 of Stata would have no problems with data from earlier versions, as is usually the case with software packages. Was I wrong?

Best wishes

Margaret

On 03/02/2012 08:21, Kaulisch, Marc wrote:
I had some conversation with SPSS Technical Staff in January 2010 - and at that time SPSS (PASW 18) was only able to read Stata 8 compatible files - my guess they are only writing those as well. Maybe this causes the problem?

I do not know if SPSS 20 has increased capabilities of reading and writing Stata 9 or higher files...

Marc

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Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Margaret MacDougall
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An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: MacLennan, Graeme
Betreff: Re: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS

By way of an update, I have also applied the latest patch so as to upgrade to SPSS 19.0.0.2 and then re-saved in Stata format using the SPSS dialogue box. However, this has not eliminated my original error message pointing to there be "no observations" for my "statistical calculation".
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Dear Graeme

Thanks for your message.  I had already applied the necessary patch to version  19.0.0 of SPSS to convert to version 19.0.0.1. In fact, if you don't apply this patch, you will not be able to obtain a Stata copy of your data, even though there is an SPSS dialogue box which dupes you into thinking you have saved your data successfully in Stata fromat.

With the above patch applied, I would have expected things to have gone more smoothly.

Best wishes

Margaret
On 02/02/2012 07:50, MacLennan, Graeme wrote:

Margaret, in addition to the advice already given, a quick aside. You do not state what version of SPSS you used to save .dta files, but the first release of version 19 had a bug in it which caused problems when translating to .dta.  This was fixed in the first update.  But -usespss- (SSC) gets round any problems.
Regards, Graeme. (A fellow SPSS-to-Stata migrant).

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Sent: 01 February 2012 17:23
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Use of data originating from SPSS

Hello

I have recently migrated from SPSS to Stata to allow me to implement fractional polynomial techniques, including the mfp procure, for a logistic regression analysis. I have been able to save the original SPSS file in Stata format. The variables in the SPSS file were of numeric "Type" (in the sense intended by the SPSS Variable View facility) with text labels linked to the numerical codes using the SPSS Value Labels function. On opening up the Stata version of this file, the text labels appear in the individual columns for the dependent and independent variables. When I run the code for identifying the Stata file and running the mfp procedure, the error code r(2000) is generated, pointed to an absence of observations.

Is it possible that I require to reformat the data in some way for the procedure to run successfully? I would be grateful for some handy tips to save some time.

Many thanks

Best wishes

Margaret


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