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


From   cthompson@econometricainc.com
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: -insheet- truncating data in text fields?
Date   Thu, 12 May 2005 15:27:22 -0400

Indeed.  It looks like the truncation is a function of the string length limit for 
Intercooled:  80 characters.  
Thanks.
--clint


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. 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> cthompson@econometricainc.com
> > 
> > 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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