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Re: st: RE: Stata dictionary file
> 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.
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>> 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
>> Can anybody give me a clue?
>> Thanks a lot,
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