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Re: st: Binary representation and number precision


From   "Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Binary representation and number precision
Date   Sun, 13 Apr 2008 12:29:14 -0400

Nicolas,

To copy data from Excel to Stata you can use Stat/Transfer
(stattransfer.com). The conversion can be done from within Stata,
through Stat/Transfer command files or the -stcmd- module from SSC.
You do not have to copy and paste the data manually from Excel.
Stat/Transfer can optimize all variables so that they are stored with
a variable type (float, double, etc.) that maintains their precision
in Stata.

Friedrich

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 5:45 AM, Nicolas Van de Sijpe
<nicolas.vandesijpe@economics.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>  [snip]
>
>  Lastly, I usually copy and paste data from Excel into Stata's data editor, but
>  if I'm not mistaken it's not possible this way to immediately identify variables
>  as double (changing default type to double doesn't seem to make a difference).
>  So, if I want all my variables to be double right from the beginning, is the
>  only option to use commands such as insheet?
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