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Re: st: transferring data from SPPS to STATA


From   Alejandro Delafuente <alejandro.delafuente@st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: transferring data from SPPS to STATA
Date   Sun, 14 Nov 2004 18:54:46 +0000 (GMT)

Thanks for your comments to everyone. I finally managed to spot the variable 
in each round that was causing problems to complete the transfer from SPSS to 
STAta. I have to say that both variables (one dichotomous and one continuous) 
seemed to have no problems in the case number where the transfer process was 
stopping. Any thoughts on how to test any further problem with them despite 
the unsuccessful initial exploration? Just as a reminder, the message 
displayed was Invalid Floating Point Operation.
Alex
In message <Pine.LNX.4.58.0411101133070.12817@ls02.fas.harvard.edu> 
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu writes:
> One wholly inefficient "solution" is to use the "Variables" menu in
> Stat/Transfer to drop some of the variables and see if you can narrow down
> where the problem is. (I have no idea how many variables you have.)
> 
> Also, you can use the "Observations" menu to start _after_ observation
> 67,000 and see if the problem comes up again, to see if it has to do with
> one bizarrely coded observation or if it's something more systematic.
> Dave
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> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Alejandro Delafuente wrote:
> 
> > Dear Statalisters:
> > I am trying to transfer an SPPS file to STATA format. Most of the 
variables are
> > numerical, and a few string variables. The transfer process stops at 
around 66
> > thousand cases (out of a total of approx. 137 thousand cases) displaying 
the
> > following message: "Invalid floating point operation".  I am doing the 
transfer
> > with StatTransfer from SPSS format to STATA standard version 8.0
> > Is there anyway I can detect the variable(s) that are causing the problem?
> > I have already inspected the dataset several times, but cannot spot the 
culprit.
> > Many thanks,
> > Alejandro
> >
> > --
> > Alejandro de la Fuente
> > QEH/Department of International Development
> > Oxford University
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Alejandro de la Fuente
QEH/Department of International Development
Oxford University
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