You are on the right track with -outfile-, but not with a dictionary.
Instead, use the runtogether option. You will most likely need to convert
all numeric variables to strings with the desired formatting and may also
need to pad strings. You can then order the variables and use the
runtogether option in outfile.
I'm using Stata8 on Windows XP.
I would like to export the stata output to a fixed formatted text file.
I think I need to use dictionary option with outfile but can't figure
out how to implement it. Can someone please help me?
For example, the variables that I want to write are: date state revenue
//(date is a date formatted float, state is 2 char string, and revenue
The output needs to look like:
04/09/05GA500.00 (where date is 04/09/05, state is GA and revenue is
10/09/05NY700.00 (where date is 10/09/05, state is NY and revenue is
and so on...