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Re: st: RE: -insheet- truncating data in text fields?
Indeed. It looks like the truncation is a function of the string length limit for
Intercooled: 80 characters.
On 12 May 2005 at 20:13, Nick Cox wrote:
> 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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