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


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: AW: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS
Date   Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:31:15 +0000

No; that is correct.

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Margaret MacDougall
<Margaret.MacDougall@ed.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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?

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...
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