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Re: st: Stata 10 files in Stata 9

From   Lola Jackson <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10 files in Stata 9
Date   Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:23:42 +0000 (GMT)

Yes I have just been trying to use -saveold- in Stata9 to save a Stata10 file in that format, but get an error message "no variables defined" (r(11)).  From what Svend says below, does this mean that without a computer with Stata10 on it there is no way at all to open or convert a Stata10 file for use in Stata9?

(I know this might seem outdated given that Stata 10.1 has just been announced, but it would really help me if there were a way to do this!)


----- Original Message ----
From: Svend Juul <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 August, 2008 9:08:09 PM
Subject: Re: st: Stata 10 files in Stata 9 

Lola wrote: 

Is there any way to open a file that was saved in Stata10, 
on a computer that only has Stata9 installed on it?
When I try I get error message r(610), that the file is 
not in Stata format (it is saved in Stata10).


Rafal pointed to:

   help saveold

but that command does not help Lola directly. She must find
someone with a computer with Stata 10 installed, and on that

   use dataset_10.dta
   saveold dataset_9..dta

Hope this helps


(In Stata 8 and 9 -saveold- saves a dataset in Stata 7 format.
I think things would be more transparent if these commands had
the names -save7- and -save8-).


Svend Juul
Institut for Folkesundhed, Afdeling for Epidemiologi
(Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology)
Vennelyst Boulevard 6 
DK-8000 Aarhus C,  Denmark 
Phone, work:   +45 8942 6090 
Phone, home:   +45 8693 7796 
Fax:           +45 8613 1580 
E-mail:        [email protected] 

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