Stat/Transfer

Stat/Transfer from Circle Systems - version 13 - is a specialized application used for converting data files stored in one system file format (spreadsheet, database, and proprietary statistical package) to another format. Stat/Transfer is licensed under a campus site license through the OIT Software License Office.

Duke users may install Stat/Transfer on personally used workstations (Windows, Mac or Linux).

You should download and install the appropriate demo release of the software. The demo allows you to test full capabilities of the software, but does not convert all observations. To activate the software for production use, click the Get Software button at the bottom of the OIT Stat/Transfer page. Complete the order form and submit. You will be directed to a page with the license key information. Follow the directions to apply the key.

Licenses expire annually on June 30. Revisit the OIT page on or before June 30 to obtain a new license key.

Documentation is available in HTML format. Also a PDF User Guide accompanies the software and is placed in the installation directory.

While often used for straight file-to-file conversions, Stat/Transfer has advanced features that allow for filtering by variables and observations. This allows the subsetting of data for particular needs and efficient use of storage.

Notable enhancements in version 13 include:

Stat/Transfer 13 has added full support for the following formats:
     Stata 14 (with full unicode support)
     EViews
     Genstat

Stat/Transfer Version 13 has a number of new or improved features:

    New Options
       Preserve numeric widths
       Control over SAS Date and Time formats
       Blank columns can be optionally transferred from worksheets
       Value labels can be written to Excel
 
   New Control over Variable Order and Characteristics.
       Stat/Transfer 13 has a new, editable, schema format for ASCII
       delimited files. If you write a file from any import source into
       this format, you can then re-order variables, change their names,
       types, and output widths, assign labels or do anything else you
       need to get your data in just the format you need. Then, when 
       you transfer from this format into your chosen final output
       format, your changes will be applied.


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