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Re: st: space trouble in excel to stata conversion


From   Johannes Geyer <JGeyer@diw.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: space trouble in excel to stata conversion
Date   Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:41:03 +0200

"here is what I do, I copy and paste a string variable from excel to
stata ( ie. a column of observations from excel to stata). For some
strange reason there is a SPACE after each observation which refuses
to go away even after I use the -trim- command.
Has anyone experienced this ? Please tell me if I can read about this 
somewhere."

I don't know - you could do the following and avoid that problem:

*********************
sysuse auto
xmlsave make using FILENAME, replace doctype(excel)
*********************

Johannes




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Johannes Geyer
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
German Institute for Economic Research 
Department of Public Economics
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49-30-89789-258





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