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Re: st: stata files which can only be read on some platforms


From   Kevin Geraghty <kevin@ecotope.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: stata files which can only be read on some platforms
Date   Mon, 6 May 2013 14:58:19 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, Jeph, you are correct: versions, not platforms.

It was created using R's "foreign" package

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeph Herrin" <stata@spandrel.net>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:20:45 PM
Subject: Re: st: stata files which can only be read on some platforms

I think you mean different versions, not different platforms?

I have run into similar problems (Stata files with mysterious properties) when using Stat/Transfer to create them. I 
take it this file was not originally created in Stata?

Jeph


On 5/6/2013 2:54 PM, Kevin Geraghty wrote:
> we have a stata dataset which can be read in stata v 12.0 but not v 12.1 (we have confirmed this on Windows, Linux, and OS X)  In Stata 12.1 an attempt to read the file returns the error message:
> file not Stata format
>    .dta file contains 3 invalid storage-type codes.  File uses invalid codes other than code 0 r(610);
>
> In 12.0 it works fine.
>
> Smells like a bug to me.  Anyone else encountered this?
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