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RE: st: Stata 12 and HLM Software

From   James Stark <>
To   "" <>
Subject   RE: st: Stata 12 and HLM Software
Date   Mon, 9 Apr 2012 21:16:03 +0000


I run these commands: 

sort zip
hlm mkmdm using J:\Data\Test, id2(zip) l1(cid  female age25_44 age45_64 age_65) l2(zippoverty ziphispanic) replace

Running these commands results in these Stata statements:  

file J:\Data \Test.dta saved
file HLM2MDM.STS not found

and HLM momentarily opens to say it does not recognize this version of Stata. 

Note, the associated .mdmt file (created by HLM during this process) is created in my directory.

I know HLM works with Stata because I can run HLM using Stata 12 provided the MDM file and STS file have already been created. 

As for my older version of Stata 11, that has been uninstalled. 

I tried saving the Stata file using saveold but it doesn't seem to make a difference. I have to open that file in Stata 12 in order to sort the data so maybe saving as an older version doesn't matter?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Richard Williams
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: st: Stata 12 and HLM Software

At 02:53 PM 4/9/2012, James Stark wrote:
>Since upgrading to Stata 12, I no longer have the ability to create an 
>HLM = MDM file using the HLM 6.08 software. I can still run HLM2 models 
>using pre= viously made MDM files but I cannot create new ones. Any 

Can you be more specific as to what commands you are giving and what the problem is? e.g. are you getting error messages, or what?

Do you have your old Stata still installed? If so you could use it.

Does hlm read Stata .dta files or something? If so maybe you could save in Stata 9/10 format.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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