03-20-2012 11:35 PM
This should be a simple question. All datasets i export from SAS to Stata using code below end up with all variables low case although they were a mix of low and upper case in SAS.
PROC EXPORT DATA=lib.foo /* exporting for panel regression in stata for panel regression */
Using R 2.13, same dataset and the code below,
write.dta(lib.foo, file=paste(df.project.path,"/","lib.foo.dta", sep=""))
conserves the casing of the variables. Have been searching around for the cause, but no luck. Would appreciate any help!
03-29-2012 08:57 PM
Still haven't been able to figure it out. It's a rather strange coercion given that both SAS and Stata support mixed case var naming.
03-29-2012 09:27 PM
you may find something information from the bottom part of the link https://communities.sas.com/message/119093#119093. there are options (such as VALIDVARNAME) to control cases.