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Re: st: recast question


From   buddyb <buddyb_99@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: recast question
Date   Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:31:45 -0700 (PDT)

Hmmm...I'm using Ver 8.  I'm checking the user's guide
and believe you are right...I'm limited to 80 (I have
Intercooled Stata)....anyone have any work-arounds on
this??

Thanks,
Buddy

--- "Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com> wrote:

> This may be a Stata version problem as there was a
> time when string variables were constrained to be 80
> or fewer characters long.  Using Stata 9.2, I was
> able to do the following:
> 
> . de
> 
> Contains data
>   obs:            10                         
>  vars:             1                         
>  size:         1,040 (99.9% of memory free)
>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>               storage  display     value
> variable name   type   format      label     
> variable label
>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> name            str100 %100s                 
>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sorted by: 
>      Note:  dataset has changed since last saved
> 
> 
> . recast str120 name
> 
> . de
> 
> Contains data
>   obs:            10                         
>  vars:             1                         
>  size:         1,240 (99.9% of memory free)
>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>               storage  display     value
> variable name   type   format      label     
> variable label
>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> name            str120 %120s                 
>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sorted by: 
>      Note:  dataset has changed since last saved
> 
> 
> >I have another simple question.  I've checked all
> that
> >STATA manuals, and have read up on recast, but I am
> >still having problems.  When I imported my data,
> STATA
> >defaulted a string variable to str80 - so it cut
> off
> >some of my responses.  I wanted to change the
> storage
> >type to str200. I've used this command:
> >
> >. recast str100  q5mtype
> >
> >q5mtype:  str100 invalid
> >r(109);
> >
> >
> >While Stata will allow me to decrease the size
> (i.e. I
> >could type: . recast str79 q5mtype, and it will
> accept
> >me, but it will not allow me to increase the str
> size.
> > Any ideas?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Buddy
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
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> 
>        Eric G. Wruck
>        Econalytics
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> 
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