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st: RE: -insheet- truncating data in text fields?

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: -insheet- truncating data in text fields?
Date   Thu, 12 May 2005 20:13:58 +0100

If the explanation does not lie in the limits
on string variable length according to your 
Stata -- see -help limits- --
you should politely wave the file
at Stata tech support so that they can
determine where the blame lies. 

If it's a bug in Stata 8.2, it will be 
fixed in Stata 9, but not otherwise. 

> I am using Intercooled, v.8.2 and it is up to date.  
> I have a small tab-delimited text file (.txt) that I am 
> -insheet-ing to Stata w/ little 
> problem, except for the fact that the lengths of several of 
> the string variables are not 
> long enough to accommodate the values in the field.  I 
> reviewed the text file I am 
> insheet-ing and the values for the string variables are not 
> truncated in that file.  The 
> syntax is simply:
> insheet using ch1.txt
> A cursory search of the Statalist archives did not yield 
> anything immediately relevant...

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