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Re: st: Stata randomly drops variables


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata randomly drops variables
Date   Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:28:22 +0100 (BST)

Do these variables drop out of your datafile or out of your model? What
did you do _exactly_?

-- Maarten

--- Nikolaus Rentrop <nikolaus-rentrop@freenet.de> wrote:

> Dear Stata community,
> 
> I'm quite new to this mailing list, so I hope that this topic hasn't 
> been discussed already without me noticing. Currently I'm having a
> major 
> problem while working with Stata for a university term paper: I'm 
> conducting a short pooled time series analysis in Stata 10 SE but I 
> can't even get to the actual statistics because Stata keeps dropping 
> variables randomly when I'm working with the data editor. Every time
> I 
> generate a new variable, insert the data, label it and try to save
> the 
> file, suddenly one or two variables disappear magically. The problem
> is 
> mentioned nowhere in the official Stata community forums and when I 
> googled the issue, there were only a few posts reporting the same
> problem.
> 
> So, basicly, I'm just interested whether any of you have ever 
> experienced the same problem or whether it is somehow a very exotic
> one. 
> If somebody comes up with a solution, this would be great, of course.
> I 
> am looking forward to receiving your responses soon, because - 
> understandably - this is a quite fundamental problem ;).
> 
> Best regards from Germany,
> 
> Niko
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