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RE: st: variables copy
You bet that this is frowned on by others,
even if you have Excel.
This is not only a very round-about way
to do it: there is a real risk of losing
precision, not to mention associated
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> my suggestion might be frown upon by others but could get the
> job done till
> such time you become comfortable with stata.
> put your original data in excel (if it's in stata .dta, copy
> paste to excel
> from the editor), highlights those unwanted columns, cut and
> paste them to
> another sheet (in case you need them in the future) then copy
> and paste the
> columns that you want into stata.
> another approach, which i would encourage you if you think
> you would be
> stataing for a while is to invest time in understanding
> joseph's do-file. it
> can be re-applied ad-infinitum with minor jiggling to another similar
> ps: assuming you have excel that is
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