Stat/Transfer is a convenient program
that handles a lot of different file formats. Examples of its usage (from a unix terminal window or dos prompt) are:
I have noticed discrepancies after converting from .xls to .dat and then loading the data in Gauss, so I would suggest always double checking the consistency of the new and old versions of the data set after converting file types.
- st "*.dat" "*.mat" -y -o (converts all Gauss data (.dat) files in the current directory to Matlab (.mat))
- st "*.xls" "*.dat" -y -o (converts all Excel data files (.xls) files in the current directory to Gauss (.dat)).
Some additional information on using Stat/Transfer can be found here .