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tostring mpg, format(%04.0f) gen(s_mpg)
This won't work if there are non-numeric
characters in the variables concerned.
> I've got a number of tab-delimited text files that I'm reading into
> STATA 8.2 using insheet. The problem I'm having is that the first 3
> variables need to be read is as text, not numeric. Here is one line of
> 86309 0060 010051000229 0 84 69 66
> 48 69 75 84 78 87 81 75
> 63 69
> In looking over the infile/dictionary commands, it appears that I
> cannot specify a delimeter in the dictionary file.
> Could someone please tell me how to read those first 3 in as strings?
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