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st: Re: Fwd: Infix Command


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Fwd: Infix Command
Date   Fri, 1 Oct 2004 09:43:44 -0400

It is not clear what format the data are in, but if 9(13) means a pure
numeric format with 4 digits after the decimal (or some other decimal
format), and you don't literally mean a number like 9(13), then the problem
may be one of precision.  You should probably infix it as a string and then
use destring, but you may also import the number as a double instead of the
default float, which would give you more digits of resolution.

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rima Chakravarty" <Rima.Chakravarty@dornc.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 8:38 AM
Subject: st: Fwd: Infix Command


> 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.
>
>
>
>
> Rima Chakravarty
> Economist
> Tax Research - Dept. of Revenue
> State of North Carolina
> 919.733.7738


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