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st: RE: Fwd: Infix Command
It doesn't surprise me that -infix- doesn't
behave as expected or hoped with input like
9(13). How would you expect or hope -infix- to
As you say, one option is to read in the data
as string and carry out later surgery.
Another option is to fix the problem upstream
of Stata with a text editor or scripting language.
I doubt there are any other options.
> I am trying to import an ascii file into Stata using the
> infix command.
> There are fields which has the format as 9(13), without any decimal
> place but numeric. Stata is messing up the last two numbers of that
> specific field in the imported Stata file. But if I import
> that field as
> a string field then it is importing it correctly. I have been
> trying to
> figure out why this is happening for quite sometime. Just
> wondering if
> anybody have an answer for this.
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