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Re: st: Infix problem


From   "Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Infix problem
Date   Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:16:02 -0400

Christian,

-infix- the data as strings, -drop- unwanted observations, and then
-destring- the data.

. infix module 1-2 var2 3-4 str var3 5-10 str var4 11-11 str var5
12-13 var6 14-14 city 16-19 using db1.pet
. drop if module == 67
. destring var3 var4 var5, replace

Friedrich

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Christian Bustamante <cdeb77@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone....
>  I'm trying to read a plain text database with Stata 10, but there is a problem.
>  The command i've using is this:
>
>  infix module 1-2 var2 3-4 var3 5-10 var4 11-11 var5 12-13 var6 14-14
>  city 16-19 using db1.pet if module==95
>  infix module 1-2 var2 3-4 var3 5-10 var4 11-11 var5 12-13 var6 14-14
>  city 16-19 using db1.pet if module==10
>
>  This is a example of the data base
>  670104enginer     0515
>  9510006455 12    0515
>  1062044112 305  0515
>
>  I want to read that variables only for modules 95 and 10, not 67, but
>  the proble is the text in the lines of module 67. So, stata says:
>  'engi' cannot be read as a number for var3[1]
>
>  How can i solve this??
>  Pd. I don't matter the module 67
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