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RE: st: insheet, European format, comma


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: insheet, European format, comma
Date   Tue, 30 Aug 2005 15:18:43 +0100

Apart from the question of whether this is easier, 
Statalist members are reminded, please, not to make 
assumptions about the other software Stata users possess. 
The most common lapse here is to assume universal possession of 
Windows and other MS software. 

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

Seb Buechte
 
> >    Common problem for european users. The easier way to 
> avoid it: using
> > Excel, apply function "replace" comma by point (replace all) then
> > save as text file (tab delimited). open stata and import your .txt
> > file will work fine.
 
 
> Why is that easier? 
 

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