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st: Re: how to read a 18 digits variable
At 19:31 03/02/04 +0100, Clara wrote:
The best way is probably to read and store the ID as a string variable of
type str18, instead of a numeric variable of type double. You can still
sort and merge by a string ID.
Hello, we are reading a data set in which the variable that identifies the
individual is 18 digits long. We have storaged this variable as a double
type variable, but the variable is not read correctly. It looks like only
16 digits have been read.
How can we get stata read this variable with 18 digits of accuracy.
I hope this helps.
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