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Re: st: RE: Copying and pasting into Excel

From   Ulrich Kohler <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: RE: Copying and pasting into Excel
Date   Fri, 5 Dec 2003 09:17:45 +0100

de la Garza, Adrian wrote:
> Yes, I've used StatTransfer and it's certainly very useful. But when I
> need to do quick calculations, it's a lot easier to just cut and paste,
> and I thought it was safe. Is it not? Is there any other way to do this
> quickly besides using StatTransfer?

I don't know whether it is save or not. However you can use -outsheet- if you 
need to transfer data to spreadsheet programs. For example

. outsheet xyz abc using myfile.csv in 1/10, comma

stores the first ten rows of the columns "xyz" and "abc" in the file 
"myfile.csv", which can be readily loaded into spreadsheet programs like 

Besides that I am curious which sort of "quick calculations" can be done 
quicker by transfering data and doing the calculations in a spreadsheet 
program instead of just doing the calculations in Stata.


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