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st: RE: Stata13 - saveold modifications


From   "Radwin, David" <dradwin@rti.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Stata13 - saveold modifications
Date   Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:06:36 -0400

This will only save you one step, but you can use Sergiy Radyakin's new
-use13- from SSC to open the Stata 13 file in Stata 12.

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2013-07/msg00633.html

David
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David Radwin
Senior Research Associate
Education Studies Division
RTI International
2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-665-8274

www.rti.org


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of David Braudt
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:54 PM
> To: statalist
> Subject: st: Stata13 - saveold modifications
> 
> Dear Statalisters:
> 
> I have run across an issue in my work with Stata 13 and am curious if
> anyone knows of a better work around or straight solution.
> 
> The Problem: converting a Stata dataset to an SPSS dataset.
> 
> Stata12 solution: use "saveold" command, saving the dataset as a Stata
> version 9 dataset and then importing directly into SPSS.
> 
> Stata13 issue: the "saveold" command  in Stata13 now saves datasets as
> the previous version of Stata, in this case Stata version 12 instead
> of Stata version 9 as previous "saveold" commands operated. Stata12
> datasets are unable to be read into SPSS version 21.
> 
> Stata13 solution: use "saveold" command in Stata13, saving the dataset
> as a version 12 dataset. Open new dataset in Stata12 and use "saveold"
> command, saving the dataset as a Stata version 9 dataset. Impute
> directly into SPSS.
> 
> Does anyone know of an easier work around solution to this issue? I
> would like to avoid purchasing Stat/Transfer12 if at all possible.
> User written commands are welcome if they exist.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> David Braudt
> 
> FHSS Research Support Center
> Brigham Young University
> fhssrsc.byu.edu
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