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

james benson jbenson at ssc.wisc.edu
Sat Jan 16 06:16:30 EST 2010

Thanks for the message.
What I learned this morning is that in Stat Transfer 10, there is module 
within the Options dialog box (in ST10) which allows us to set variable 
names to upper case during the transfer, regardless of their case in the 
source file (or the perceived preference of the destination file). After 
specifying the conversion to upper-case variable names, the problem with 
LIMDEP not "seeing" the lower-case variables was solved, and I am back 
to working.

William Greene wrote:
> Colleagues:
> 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
> Hi,
> 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?
> James
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