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Re: st: read text file with multiple spaces


From   Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: read text file with multiple spaces
Date   Thu, 18 Aug 2005 23:03:29 -0400

Yu,

I can think of no other way but what you stated already using the
infile command. However, if your data are all numeric then

infile using myfile

should also work.

Regards,
Raphael

On 8/18/05, Yu Zhang <whgyu1@yahoo.com> wrote:
> It's a shame to ask, but does anyone know how to read
> data (text file) with multiple spaces between
> variables?  The number of spaces may vary, so I cannot
> use:
> 
> . insheet using file, delim(" ")
> 
> The only way I figured out is to count the number of
> variables first (e.g., using Perl) and then use:
> 
> . infile var1-var# using file
> 
> Is there a more direct way?  Thanks!
> 
> btw, I am using Stata 8.2.
> 
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