Stat/Transfer

Stat/Transfer is designed to simplify the transfer of statistical data between different programs. Stat/Transfer will automatically read statistical data in the internal format of one of the supported programs and will then transfer as much of the information as is present and appropriate to the internal format of another.

In addition to converting the formats of variables, Stat/Transfer also processes variable names, missing values and value and variable labels automatically. Furthermore, Stat/Transfer allows selecting just the variables and cases the user wants to transfer.

Name & Version

Command

Mode Type

Stat/Transfer 11

st

interactive

st --grid_submit=batch "fn1 fn2"

batch

Stat/Transfer identifies the file format by the file extension. For example, if you desire to transfer a SAS dataset (file with extension .sas7bdat) to STATA dataset (file with extension .dto), you would enter the following command:

st filename.sas7dbat filename. dto

where the filename could be any name that confirms Unix standard.

List of Supported File Format and Extension

To find a complete list of file type and format supported by Stat/Transfer, you can type “help formats” at the Stat/Transfer command prompt in an interactive Stat/Transfer session. A partial list is listed below:

Extension(s)

Tags

wk*;wr*

123

txt;csv

delim

sts

stfixed

stsd

stdelim

fix

fixed-all

dbf

xbase

rec

epi

xls

excel

xls

excel2

xlsx

excelx

dat

gauss

dat

gauss96

htm*

html

jmp

jmp

jmp

jpm3

lpj

lpj

mat

matlab

schema;sch

mineset

lpj

nlogit

dct;dict

osiris

db

paradox

wq?;wb?

qualtro

rdata

r

splus

splus-hi

sd2

sas2

ssd01

sas1

ssd04

sas4

ssd

sas_dos

xpt;tpt

sasx

stc

cport