Re: [R] read.dta for files from stata 9.0

From: Stefan Grosse <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:55:48 +0100

On Tuesday 18 March 2008 05:39:10 pm Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

PB> Did you check the sources?  The source for read.dta explicitly checks for
PB> VERSION_5 ... VERSION_8 and otherwise says
PB> "not a Stata version 5-8 .dta file"

No, I did not check the sources, but I checked the help file and there it is stated "reads a file in stata version 5-9 binary format" so I trusted in this and since I never had a problem with my stata 9 files I also believed it.


University of Erfurt

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