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Re: st: use13 : an experimental Stata command to import datasets in new Stata 13 format into older versions of Stata


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: use13 : an experimental Stata command to import datasets in new Stata 13 format into older versions of Stata
Date   Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:11:01 +0100

I have no access to Stata 13, but there is precisely no point to
-saveold- if Stata 12 is presented with data features it can not
handle. So, at best long string variables will get truncated at 244
characters. That's my guess.

I hope you don't get troubled by users who imagine that you have found
a cheap way for them to upgrade without paying!
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 19 June 2013 18:05, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> And just as long they continue to "forget" doing this.
>
> Also, I am not sure what is the behavior of -saveold- in Stata 13.
> What does it do with the long strings? The documentation is only
> saying "saves the dataset currently in memory on disk ... in Stata 12
> format". How is conversion done?
>
> Sergiy.
>
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Note that getting your colleagues using Stata 13 to use -saveold- to
>> save their datasets is the age-old solution to this.
>>
>> Nick
>> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>
>>
>> On 19 June 2013 17:54, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> -use13-  is an experimental Stata command to import datasets in new
>>> Stata 13 format into older versions of Stata
>>>
>>> The dataset format has changed in the new version of Stata to be
>>> released on June 24, 2013 to accommodate new features.
>>>
>>> The command will help users who can't upgrade immediately, but need to
>>> load the data produced by Stata 13 (e.g. by their colleagues who have
>>> upgraded) during the transition period.
>>>
>>> The use, limitations, and installation instructions are described here:
>>> http://www.adeptanalytics.org/radyakin/stata/use13/use13.htm
>>>
>>> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
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