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Re: st: Why no error with -table- & trailing -if- ?


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Why no error with -table- & trailing -if- ?
Date   Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:46:57 -0400

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> . sysuse auto, clear
> . table rep78, c(mean mpg), if turn<40

Because it is out of options already. Visualize it like this:

cmd , options,  more command, more options

Comma switches between the command and the options mode. So your
command is equivalent to:
table rep78 if turn<40, c(mean mpg)

Best, Sergiy Radyakin




>
>
> Steve
> sjsamuels@gmail.com
>
>
> On Oct 21, 2013, at 9:35 PM, Sergiy Radyakin wrote:
>
> Dear Dirk,
>
> see if -savespss- and or saveto9.exe are able to help:
>   http://www.radyakin.org/transfer/savespss/savespss.htm
>   http://www.radyakin.org/transfer/saveto9/cs/index.htm
>
> The first one is a Stata 10.0+ command (in Mata) that writes SPSS
> system files (*.sav) directly. The second one is a standalone utility
> to "downgrade" the version of the Stata dataset without Stata at all
> (neither Stata, nor SPSS, nor Stat/Transfer is necessary for it).
>
> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
>
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Dirk Enzmann
> <dirk.enzmann@uni-hamburg.de> wrote:
>> Yes.
>>
>> I cannot come up with hard numbers, but here are some impressions as to the
>> difficulties:
>>
>> I already bought Stata from my private money (for use at my work!) - when I
>> bought it the first time (several years ago) my institution had no net
>> license of Stata; even after they decided to invest into a net license, I
>> regularary bought new versions because my instituion is too slow to invest
>> in updates (at the moment, the most recent version available is Stata 11!).
>> I would not starve if I had to buy StatTransfer on top of it, but I am
>> really hesitating because this I also had to pay subtracting from my salary
>> because this program does not belong to the software our institution bought
>> for use of their students or employees.
>>
>> Until Stata 12 I could live comfortably without StatTransfer - I wrote an
>> SPSS script (SPSS2Stata.sbs) to translate SPSS files to Stata and a Stata
>> .ado (-dta2sav-) to move Stata files to SPSS. But the way to SPSS is blocked
>> now since Stata 13.
>>
>> Luckily I have bought Stata 12 before, thus I can use it for moving files
>> from Stata 13 to SPSS - others, who are new to Stata since version 13 are
>> not so lucky.
>>
>> I recently convinced colleagues in Finland to use Stata - but now they
>> recognize that they have to buy StatTransfer on top of it. Of course, this
>> is my fault, I should have told them before.
>>
>> Some days ago there was a thread in the SPSS discussion list showing that
>> others experience this problem, as well (see:
>> http://spssx-discussion.1045642.n5.nabble.com/Stata-to-SPSS-conversion-td5722443.html
>> ).
>>
>> Perhaps more important than money is the fact that even buying StatTranfer
>> does not help in all situations: It does not preserve labels of user missing
>> values (Stata's exended missing values) when transferring Stata data to SPSS
>> data (the other way round is also not without problems). To overcome this
>> problem, I wrote -dta2sav- (availabel on SSC). Unfortunately, if you don't
>> have an older version of Stata at your disposal (here, -uses13- can help),
>> you can't use it to transfer Stata 13 (format 117) files to SPSS.
>>
>> Of course, you can blame SPSS for not updating their import routines (even
>> the maintenance of R's -foreign- package has been frozen for Stata formats
>> after 12, see http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/foreign/foreign.pdf on
>> page 5), but this does not help users who want to use Stata in a context of
>> a majority (or important) colleagues still using SPSS.
>>
>> Dirk
>>
>>
>> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:17:34 +0100, Nick Cox<njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> So, in summary, you appear to be saying that you know people who could
>>> afford Stata 13 but are reluctant to buy because they (a) would be in
>>> difficulty transferring their datasets to SPSS and (b) cannot afford
>>> StatTransfer as an extra purchase?
>>>
>>> That's interesting. I have got to say that they are missing out on a
>>> great upgrade.
>>>
>>> I just checked and a single user academic license [sic] of
>>> StatTransfer is USD 179.
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> As I understand, Sergiy's add-ons could help them a lot.
>>>
>>> StataCorp would, I think, be interested in hard evidence that they are
>>
>>> losing out on sales because people really need a kind of "save to
>>> SPSS" command before they can decide to buy. I have no insight into
>>> how SPSS is managed.
>>
>> --
>> ========================================
>> Dr. Dirk Enzmann
>> Institute of Criminal Sciences
>> Dept. of Criminology
>> Rothenbaumchaussee 33
>> D-20148 Hamburg
>> Germany
>>
>> phone: +49-(0)40-42838.7498 (office)
>>       +49-(0)40-42838.4591 (Mrs Billon)
>> fax:   +49-(0)40-42838.2344
>> email: dirk.enzmann@uni-hamburg.de
>> http://www2.jura.uni-hamburg.de/instkrim/kriminologie/Mitarbeiter/Enzmann/Enzmann.html
>> ========================================
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