SYSTAT Files

Stat/Transfer writes double precision SYSTAT files.  It will read either double or single precision SYSTAT files.

 

Standard extension: sys

 

Reading SYSTAT Files

When Stat/Transfer reads SYSTAT data sets, it processes the variable names by 1) dropping the dollar signs on character variables and 2) removing the parentheses before and after subscripts.  For example, SCALE(1) becomes SCALE1.

 

Writing SYSTAT Files

Any variable name in the source data set which contains a left parentheses followed by a number will be transferred into a SYSTAT subscripted variable.

 

Users should note that the SYSTAT error message, "You are trying to read an empty file," will occur when SYSTAT cannot find a data file.  Your SYSTAT files should be in the default directory.

 

Missing Data

SYSTAT supports missing values.

 

Output Variable Types

The output variable type that results from each target variable type is given in the following table:

 

 

Target Type

Output Type

 

byte

int

long

float

double

Number

 

string

Character

 

date

Date

 

time

date/time

Character (written using ASCII format options currently in effect)