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Re: st: RE: Stata dictionary file


From   wying1@umbc.edu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Stata dictionary file
Date   Thu, 23 Jun 2005 13:15:26 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks.


Ying


> I am not clear what the question is here.
>
> Sometimes your dictionary files are
> valid and sometimes they are invalid.
> Only by looking at the dictionary
> files themselves can more be said.
>
> The main point is that the dictionary
> structure is rather strict and does
> not really permit much variation
> from the patterns specified.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of
>> wying1@umbc.edu
>> Sent: 23 June 2005 16:46
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: Stata dictionary file
>>
>>
>> Dear listusers,
>>
>> I am using Stata 8. I am trying to to read the raw data files into the
>> Stata format. The extration files include the .dct and .do file
>> seperately.  I have changed all the correspondent file directories.  I
>> deleted some contents in both the .dct and .do files.
>>
>> However, an error messag, e"dictionary invalid", kept
>> bothering me.  This
>> error message occured sometimes, and sometiems not.
>>
>> I orginally thought maybe making changes on the .dct file has
>> changed the
>> file format.  But not sure about this.  I cannot identify the
>> reasons.
>> Can anybody give me a clue?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks a lot,
>> Ying
>>
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Ying Wang
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