[Limdep Nlogit List] Problem creating *.lpj in Stat Transfer 10

William Greene wgreene at stern.nyu.edu
Sat Jan 16 06:02:22 EST 2010

I have resolved this with the people at Stat Transfer. They have informed
me that the issue resides with the most recent release of Stat Transsfer.
The immediate issue is that Stat Transfer is not automatically translating
names to upper case, as their earlier version did. When limdep or nlogit
reads a project file, it assumes that names will already be upper case, so
it need not make the translation internally. LIMDEP cannot "see" names that
contain lower case letters. (Note, this is not related to whether the 
machine is a "64 bit" or "32 bit" computer.)
You can program around the problem by making the names upper case to begin
with in whatever program you are using - Excel, SAS, etc. The project file
that Stat Transfer creates is otherwise fine. I have been informed that the
problem will be fixed in the next maintainence release of Stat Transfer.
/Bill Greene, developer, NLOGIT and LIMDEP.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas C. Eagle" <teagle at tceagle.com>
To: "Limdep and Nlogit Mailing List" <limdep at limdep.itls.usyd.edu.au>
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:48:30 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Limdep Nlogit List] Problem creating *.lpj in Stat Transfer 10

I, too, have had trouble, but only when using StatTransfer on a 64bit (XP64
Pro) machine.  It works fine when I use my old PC with XP.  StatTransfer
doesn't support its software on 64 bit machines.  I have the same trouble
using ST and SAS files.  It doesn't create them properly.

Tom Eagle

-----Original Message-----
From: limdep-bounces at limdep.itls.usyd.edu.au
[mailto:limdep-bounces at limdep.itls.usyd.edu.au] On Behalf Of james benson
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:20 PM
To: Limdep at limdep.itls.usyd.edu.au
Subject: [Limdep Nlogit List] Problem creating *.lpj in Stat Transfer 10

Has anyone had trouble using Stat Transfer 10 (ST10) to create Limdep 
project files?
When using ST10 to create a "new" project file, I end up with only a 
subset of variables that LIMDEP can use. All of the variables are listed 
in the variables list, but many of them are not recognized by LIMDEP, 
even for simple descriptive statistics. When I compare the "new" project 
file to an "old" one I created 8 months ago, from the same exact source 
file, but using a previous version of ST, I have no problems. The only 
thing that is different is the Stat Transfer version.

One thing I notice is that in the variables list, all of the variable 
names are upper case in my "old" project files, and the only variables 
in the "new" project files that will produce descriptive statistics are 
the variables with upper-case letters in the variable list.

Any ideas?


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