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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13? |

Date |
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:53:19 +0100 |

Haven't tried it, but I think not. 0. Most fundamentally, a switch allowing you to use older code cannot work because there is no way that the older code could understand version 13 datasets. Understanding version 9 datasets is necessary but not sufficient. 1. I believe that it would be publicised if it worked. 2. The help for -version- does spell out what -version- does, and it is very selective. Nick njcoxstata@gmail.com On 16 October 2013 01:37, Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net> wrote: > Given the first FAQ linked to below, one wonders if -version- applies to > -saveold-? I don't have a way to test it, but in theory one should be able > to use > > . version 10 > . saveold file > > to get a version 9 file, say, from version 13. > > J > > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sergiy Radyakin > Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:47 AM > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13? > > Hello Marco, > > could you please explain a bit, why you see a need for such a program? > If you have Stata 13, this means you can use -saveold- to save in the > previous version, then following this FAQ all the way until version 5 if > necessary: > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data-management/save-for-previous-version/ > > If you don't have Stata 13, then you use -use13- to load the data into Stata > 10 or later. > http://radyakin.org/transfer/use13/use13.htm > > > So I see potential clients as: > 1) people having Stata 9 and no access to newer versions; > 2) people having non-Stata software that can read dta format of 9, but not > newer and the software is not going to be updated, and there is no access to > Stata 10+ > > Regarding 1) I was told the # is pretty small, but I don't know what 'small' > really is. Regarding 2) I am interested in what is out there (regardless > whether maintained or not). Can we have a headcount of the programs that > directly read Stata datasets? Let me start: > ADePT v.5.50.5001.23617 (supports data from Stata 8 to 13) ADePT Map v2 > (supports data from Stata 8-11) R (with package foreign) (supports data from > Stata 5 to 12) SPSS v.15+ (supports data from Stata X?X to 9?) Stat/Transfer > (supports data from any version of Stata) etc. > > Regarding the implementation it is not at all difficult: the current code of > use13 and use10 contains all the necessary procedures to implement save9 > which I can do if there is any significant demand. > > Best, Sergiy Radyakin > > > > On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Marco Ercolani <m.g.ercolani@bham.ac.uk> > wrote: >> Dear Statalisters, >> >> I am asking for suggestions on how I can re-program -save9- so that it > will work in Stata 13. >> In other words, so it will save data in a Stata 9 format from within Stata > 13. >> I can think of two possible strategies to achieve this within Stata 13: >> >> Strategy 1: Edit the contents of the dataset so they conform to Stata >> 9 protocols, save the file, then edit the the file header so that it > appears to have been saved by Stata 9. >> >> Strategy 2: Use an existing save facility in Stata 13 that would allow >> me to impose limits on the data so it respects Stata 9 protocols. Does > such a save facility exist? >> >> Any help on the above two approaches or helpful suggestions for a "third > way" would be welcome. >> >> Marco Ercolani >> Department of Economics >> University of Birmingham >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13?***From:*"Radwin, David" <dradwin@rti.org>

**Re: st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13?***From:*Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13?***From:*Marco Ercolani <m.g.ercolani@bham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13?***From:*Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>

**RE: st: How to re-program -save9- for Stata 13?***From:*"Jeph Herrin" <stata@spandrel.net>

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