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From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re:
Date   Tue, 18 May 2004 16:11:25 -0400

First, please use a subject line.

Second, most likely one or both of the variables in the regression were read
as strings by Stata, which leads to the somewhat misleading error message
"no observations".  Try typing -describe- and see the storage types.  Check
out -destring- to convert to numeric variables.

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <cas2111@columbia.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 4:02 PM


>
> Hi,
>
> Hoping someone can help with the following problem:
> Followed these directions to get my data into Stata
> 1. How do I get information from Excel into Stata?
> Using your Windows or Macintosh computer,
> Start Excel.
> Enter data in rows and columns OR read in a previously-saved file.
> Highlight the data of interest, then pull down Edit and choose
> Copy.
> Start Stata and enter the data editor (type edit once Stata is
> running).
> Paste data into editor by pulling down Edit and choosing Paste
>
> Minor problem that saving is not an option from the pull-down
> menu, so I clicked on the disk.
>
> Now here is the real problem:
>  . edit
>  (32 vars, 50 obs pasted into editor)
>  - preserve
>
>  . save "C:\Documents and Settings\Cheryl Spinner\Cheryl Spinner\My
>  Documents\Columbia\Thesis\usnwr3.dta"
> file C:\Documents and Settings\Cheryl Spinner\Cheryl Spinner\My
> Documents\Columbia\Thesis\usnwr3.dta saved
>  . reg overallscore endowment
>  no observations
>  r(2000);
>
> If 50 obs are pasted in, how come there are no observations?
> All my data except for headers are numeric values.
>
> What am I doing wrong and what do I need to do?
>
> Thank you,
> cheryl


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