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st: RE: RE: reading in unzipped stata.dta file
Theresa J Gromala
> I read your statalist responses daily and appreciate your
> I'm trying to open the attached files(e.g.
> one,two.three.dta), which were
> extracted from a zipped file. I'm so frustrated...anything
> I try doesn't
> seem to work. If you have time, I'd appreciate your
> guidance in opening
> these files. I must being doing something very basic...
> I've tried moving
> them to different directories etc.
Some confusion here between Statalist and an unspecified "Nick"
1. Please do not send attachments to the list.
This lot got through, but the reasons for saying that
are rehearsed in the Statalist FAQ.
2. I looked at these files and they seem to read
fine into Stata if you use the command -use-
. use "best bands ever.dta"
after which I can
drug systolic name sex instrument
1. 1 42 Garcia M guitar
2. 1 44 Hart M percussion
3. 1 36 Weir M guitar
4. 1 13 Hunter M vocals
5. 1 19 Lesh M bass
6. 1 22 Kreutzmann M percussion
7. 1 33 Pigpen M congas
8. 1 26 Godchaux F vocals
9. 1 33 Mydland M organ
10. 1 21 Hornsby M organ
With a larger data set,
. anova systolic sex instrument
could lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary project on
blood pressure, gender and music.
Nicholas J. Cox
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