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st: how to read .sas7bdat in Stata


From   "Lynn" <lynn09v@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: how to read .sas7bdat in Stata
Date   Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:10:15 -0700

Dear all,

I am currently using ?usesas? command to try to read .sas7bdat data set in
Stata 11. But the Stata told me the following:

The usesas command uses the savastata SAS macro to load the SAS dataset into
memory.
Large datasets may take a few minutes.
Edit your sasexe.ado file to set the location *
of your SAS executable file. *
C:\stata11\ado\plus\s\sasexe.ado
*! sasexe Version 2.3 dan_blanchette@unc.edu 11Apr2012
*! the carolina population center, unc-ch
 edit sasexe.ado (click, to edit the sasexe.ado file, remember to save when
done.)
 usesas requires that you have a working version of SAS on this computer. 
r(499);

I changed the location in sasexe.ado file to where I save the downloaded
?.sas7bdat? data sets. But the Stata still can not read the SAS data. What I
downloaded from website are all data sets in format of ?.sas7bdat? . My
computer does not have SAS software. I also downloaded SAVASTATA.sas from
website, but looks like this file is for SAS software, not for Stata
software. 

Now, I am stuck here. I appreciate for any suggestion about reading
.sas7bdat data sets in Stata.

Best Regards,
Lynn



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