Finding Data Citing data
DSS lab consultation schedule
*No appts. necessary during walk-in hrs.
Note: the DSS lab is open as long as Firestone is open, no appointments necessary to use the lab computers for your own analysis.
Using Data: Software - DBMS/Copy
DBMS/Copy is a very useful program for converting data from one format, such as an Excel spreadsheet, to another format such as a Stata ".dta" or SPSS ".sav" file. On the PC, it has an easy-to-use graphical interface and can convert among dozens of different file types. On UNIX, it also has an easy-to-use graphical interface as well as a command-line interface. It can even be used to extract data from ascii/text files. Although the instructions here describe many steps, they are rather simple. Typically, converting a file from SAS to Stata, for example, should only take a few minutes.
DBMS/Copy is available in the DSS computer lab