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RE: st: importing data from excel


From   "b. water" <barleywater@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: importing data from excel
Date   Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:45:53 +0000

keto04 & ronan conroy's suggestions will get you going. if you are in Stata for the longhaul, it will pay dividend to check [R] -insheet- command out to input your spreadsheet data.

regards,
bw


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> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:26:42 +0200
> From: JuliaSpies@gmx.de
> Subject: st: importing data from excel
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> 
> Hello,
> 
> after having imported data from Excel, I noticed that for some variables Stata cutted the decimal places and considered these variables as two seperate variables. 
> 
> E.g. Var1: 15,25 --> Var1: 15, Var2: 25 
> 
> Strangely, this does not happen to all comma-containing variables (although they all have the same format in Excel). Anyone a clue why this happens and what can be done about it?
> 
> Regards,
> Julia
> 
> P.S.: In case this is an Excel-specific problem, apologies for posting the issue here!
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