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RE: st: STATA reads numbers as strings
-destring- will not fail, absolutely, if it
encounters nonnumerics. See its help.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Ronán Conroy
> Sent: 11 May 2004 17:31
> To: statalist hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: STATA reads numbers as strings
> on 11/05/2004 17:29, firstname.lastname@example.org at email@example.com wrote:
> > I keep trying to import data (csv file) that are all
> numbers, but STATA reads
> > some of them as string. How do I get STATA to read it properly?
> First check that there isn't something in there (such as a
> space) that is
> not visible but nonnumeric. Try -destring- , which will fail if it
> encounters nonnumerics.
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