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Re: st: Infix problem


From   "Christian Bustamante" <cdeb77@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Infix problem
Date   Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:52:34 -0500

It works!!!
Thaks Friederich, your post be very helpful

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:16 PM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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