Stat/Transfer provides fast, reliable and convenient data transfer between popular software packages. Stat/Transfer knows about statistical data - it handles missing data, value and variable labels and all of the other details that are necessary to move as much information as is possible from one file format to another. Stat/Transfer provides both an easy-to-use menu interface and a powerful batch facility.

Make your data instantly usable!

Stat/Transfer is designed to simplify the transfer of statistical data between different programs.

Manual transfer is not only time-consuming, it is error-prone. For those in possession of data sets with many variables, it represents a serious impediment to the use of more than one program.

Stat/Transfer removes this barrier by providing an extremely fast, reliable and automatic way to move data. Stat/Transfer will automatically read statistical data in the internal format of one of the supported programs and will then transfer as much of the information as is present and appropriate to the internal format of another.

Stat/Transfer preserves all of the precision in your data, while automatically minimizing the size of your output data set. Stat/Transfer also allows control over the storage format of your output variables.

In addition to converting the formats of variables, Stat/Transfer also processes variable names, missing values, and value and variable labels automatically.

Stat/Transfer can save hours and even days of manual labour, while at the same time eliminating error. Furthermore, you gain this speed and accuracy without losing flexibility, since Stat/Transfer allows you to select just the variables and cases you want to transfer.

In addition to the standard graphical user interface, a command processor allows you to run a transfer in batch mode. This makes it straightforward to set up fully automatic batch procedures for repetitive tasks.


Stat/Transfer moves your data from one program to another with no loss of precision, while producing the smallest datasets possible. All of your metadata – value labels, variable labels and missing values - are accurately and effortlessly transformed.


Stat/Transfer can automatically produce a log documenting your transfer operations. It can also produce a Stat/Transfer command processor file that will enable you to re-run the transfer with just a few clicks. Because this program reflects the entire state of your options settings as well as all of the other information entered in the user interface, it allows you to thoroughly document your data transfer.


With Stat/Transfer you can produce just the output you need. It is easy to select variables, cases and data types. A variety of options (all with sensible defaults) allow you to tailor your transfer so that it meets the needs that you have today and in the future.


Most transfer operations take just a few seconds and few clicks of the mouse. Of course you could use other tools to do what Stat/Transfer does, but it would take you hours, days and even weeks of effort to duplicate what Stat/Transfer does in a few seconds. What is your time worth?

Ease of Use

Fast transfers aren fast if you have to spend time puzzling over how to set them up. With Stat/Transfer’s intuitive user interface, most transfers can be performed with only a few mouse clicks. For more complicated operations, context sensitive help is a click away. Stat/Transfer is designed from top to bottom to save your valuable time.

Stat/Transfer Version 14 has added support for the following formats:

  • Stata 15/MP
  • BayesiaLab (Write Only)
  • JSON-Stat (Read Only)

Extended Attribute Support

Variable- and File-level metadata are now supported for reading and writing from the following formats:

  • R (Attr)
  • SAS (extended attributes)
  • Stata (characteristics)
  • JMP (attributes)
  • ASCII – Stat/Transfer Schemas

Enhanced SAS Support

  • Value Labels can now be written directly to native Windows SAS catalog files (sas7cat)
  • Optional control over date, time and date-time formats used for writing.
  • All SAS date and time formats are recognized on reading.
  • Labels for SAS extended missing values are now supported.

Other New Features

  • Directory recursion is now available in the wildcard copy command
  • An extra variables can be created from the sheet name when combining worksheets
  • Extra string variables can be created from value labels when writing to delimited ASCII, described by a schema. These can then be read back in any format.
  • Much faster read of R files.
  • Postgres support in ODBC.

Larger Limits

  • Excel Files > 4 GB
  • SAS files > 32K variables
  • Stata Files > 32K variables
  • dBASE > 2GB


  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or 8
  • 64 or 32 bit
  • Intel or AMD x86 processor
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • 25 MB of free disk space
  • At least a 1024*786 display

Mac OS

  • Apple Mac OS-X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion - S/T V12 only), and 10.9 (Mavericks - ST V12 only)
  • Intel or PowerPC processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • 20 MB of free disk space
  • At least a 1024*786 display


Software Requirements

  • 32 or 64 bit
  • Kernel 2.6 or higher
  • glibc 2.3.3 or higher
  • gtk 2.6.4 or higher

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel or AMD x86 processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • 20 MB of free disk space
  • At least a 1024x786 display


  • Intel or SPARC Processor
  • Solaris 10 or higher

Stat/Transfer supports the following file formats:

  • 1-2-3
  • Access (Windows only)
  • ASCII - Delimited
  • ASCII - Fixed Format
  • dBASE and compatible formats
  • Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Schemas
  • Epi Info
  • Excel
  • FoxPro
  • gretl
  • HTML Tables (write only)
  • JMP
  • Matlab
  • Mineset
  • Minitab
  • Mplus (Write Only)
  • ODBC
  • OpenDocument Spreadsheets
  • OSIRIS (read-only)
  • Paradox
  • Quattro Pro
  • R
  • RATS
  • SAS Data Files
  • SAS Value Labels
  • SAS CPORT (read-only)
  • SAS Transport Files
  • S-PLUS
  • SPSS Data Files
  • SPSS Portable
  • Stata
  • Statistica
  • Triple-S

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