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Re: st: RE: how do i convert large data sets to stata

From   Richard Williams <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: RE: how do i convert large data sets to stata
Date   Sun, 29 May 2005 18:49:03 -0500

At 07:31 AM 5/30/2005 +0800, Kieran McCaul wrote:

open the data in SPSS and then save it as a tab-delimited ASCII file.

Then open Stata and read in this file with the command:
insheet using "filename", tab
If you need to do it this minute and don't want to spend any money, this is one way to go. But, you might spend huge amounts of time redefining all your value labels, MD codes, etc. Stat/Transfer is much better - even for a one-shot task it may well be worth it.

Also, I haven't tried it, but Dirk Enzmann's spss2stata might do the trick:

Also, UCLA describes how to use the fdause command - again, not sure how well it works:

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