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statsmodels.iolib.foreign.StataWriter

class statsmodels.iolib.foreign.StataWriter(fname, data, convert_dates=None, encoding='latin-1', byteorder=None)[source]

A class for writing Stata binary dta files from array-like objects

Parameters:

fname : file path or buffer

Where to save the dta file.

data : array-like

Array-like input to save. Pandas objects are also accepted.

convert_dates : dict

Dictionary mapping column of datetime types to the stata internal format that you want to use for the dates. Options are ‘tc’, ‘td’, ‘tm’, ‘tw’, ‘th’, ‘tq’, ‘ty’. Column can be either a number or a name.

encoding : str

Default is latin-1. Note that Stata does not support unicode.

byteorder : str

Can be “>”, “<”, “little”, or “big”. The default is None which uses sys.byteorder

Returns:

writer : StataWriter instance

The StataWriter instance has a write_file method, which will write the file to the given fname.

Examples

>>> writer = StataWriter('./data_file.dta', data)
>>> writer.write_file()

Or with dates

>>> writer = StataWriter('./date_data_file.dta', date, {2 : 'tw'})
>>> writer.write_file()

Methods

write_file()

Attributes

DTYPE_MAP
MISSING_VALUES
TYPE_MAP list() -> new empty list
i int(x=0) -> int or long

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