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RE: st: transferring data from SPSS to STATA

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: transferring data from SPSS to STATA
Date   Wed, 26 Oct 2005 23:09:44 +0100

In addition, -hexdump-, or a decent 
text editor, can be useful for examining 
files, even binary ones. 


Steven Dubnoff

> The transfer process stops at around the 66,000th case with 
> the message "Invalid
> floating point operation." I believe this to be a systematic 
> problem with one or
> more of the variables. Has anybody encountered a similar 
> problem and would know how to find the problem variables?
That problem is almost always do to some sort of corruption in the 
file.  You should check to see if SPSS can read the file.  If 
it can (and 
your data are sensible in SPSS) please get in touch with me directly.

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