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This paper documents the process of downloading a SAS dataset to a microcomputer for use with STATA. It presumes knowledge of the RAND computing environment. A STATADEMO diskette associated with the documentation contains not only the public domain AWK-like processor BAWK and several BAWK programs, but also an archiving program for condensing or compacting the downloaded datasets.

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