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DTA2DDI: Stata module to convert Stata data to DDI standards


  • Minh Cong Nguyen

    () (World Bank)


dta2ddi is a tool to convert Stata data into DDI standards. The current DDI standard is 1.12 and it will also incorporate the other standards (2.5 and 3.x) when they are used widely in practice. The tool will create an XML-based file, which is compatiable with any DDI software such as Nesstar Publisher. The main purpose of the tool is to create a large number of DDI files in a semi-automatic manner for the new or revised database. The parts from the database are file descriptions, variable descriptions. Document and study descriptions are entered externally, either from an existing DDI file or other sources.

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  • Minh Cong Nguyen, 2014. "DTA2DDI: Stata module to convert Stata data to DDI standards," Statistical Software Components S457930, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457930
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install dta2ddi". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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