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RE: st: import SPSS files
In addition, the Stata command -hexdump- lets you look
at any kind of file and see what kind of beast you have.
In a thread some while ago, an otherwise puzzling file was
discovered by a user on applying -hexdump-
to possess a medieval SPSS format. Another user then
added the crucial advice on how to read it in.
> On 5 Iúil 2006, at 02:08, P chrisman wrote:
> > I cannot verify whether the file is comma-delimited or tab-
> > delimited as I do not have SPSS.
> These formats are plain text formats. You can open them in a text
> editor and determine whether the variables are separated by
> commas or
> tabs. Any good text editor will show you the 'invisibles' (non-
> printing characters) such as tabs.
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