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st: RE: Reading multiple observations per line


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Reading multiple observations per line
Date   Thu, 29 Sep 2005 23:45:45 +0100

. infile str1 sex v1-v3 using fraser.dat

This really is well covered by the online help. 

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

Raphael Fraser
 
> I would like to read a series of variables; group, x, y, and z, where
> there are several sets of observations per line. Here are some sample
> lines of data.
> 
> T 12 22 1478 F 18 20 1278 F 13 28 1077
> T 11 33 1789 T 17 29 1122 F 19 39 1557
> 
> How can this be done? I tried using the dictionary but I don't know
> how to tell Stata that the second observation starts at column 14 and
> the third starts column 27.

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