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Re: st: dictionary file


From   Richard J Stoll <stoll@rice.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: dictionary file
Date   Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:03:01 -0500 (CDT)

It would be helpful if you would supply the Stata statements you are
using...

There are non-numeric characters in there ("B" in the first 2, "S" in the
third).  Stata appears to be expecting only numbers.  I can't say more
about this without seeing what commands you used....

Hope this helps.

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 ncdcta00@uniroma2.it wrote:

> Dear statalist,
>   I'm trying to infile my dataset in stata. I have the dictionary for
> my dataset and when I infile my data , after finish is return me this
> error:
>
> '0111411B11005' cannot be read as a number for cuentacotiz2[4]
> '0111411B11005' cannot be read as a number for cuentacotiz2[5]
> '0111417S22082' cannot be read as a number for cuentacotiz2[7]
>
>
> I can't open the file ascii because is very large and my pc is not so power.
> The data are storage as: string, long, byte..
>
> What does it mean this error?
> Thanks a lot for your help.
>
>
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