pandas and Stata 13 files

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I have pandas 0.13.1 installed but pandas.read_stata() fails to read .dta files created in Stata 13 format, with the error

TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'NoneType' objects

No problem at all with the same dataset saved in Stata 12 format.

I thought that the latest release of pandas (0.13.1) handled Stata 13 dataset files. Can anyone help me with this?

Jul 4, 2019 in Python by ana1504.k
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You can check with the following:

Update your pandas to v0.14.0 (May 31 , 2014):

read_stata now accepts Stata 13 format (GH4291)

answered Jul 4, 2019 by SDeb
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