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st: RE: Data Loading Puzzle (Numeric values were forced into str9 format)


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Data Loading Puzzle (Numeric values were forced into str9 format)
Date   Tue, 21 Jun 2005 15:54:05 +0100

. help destring 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Nomorenook@netscape.net
 
> I am trying to load a large dataset (40,000 obs) into STATA, 
> using the INSHEET command. The original file is in CSV 
> format. There is one variable has only numeric values. 
> However, when I read the dataset into STATA, this variable is 
> stored as "str9". I try looking through the dataset and I did 
> not find any characters values in this variable. Could you 
> please help me figure out how to read this variable into  
> "float" or any numeric format?

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