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Re: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA


From   Kirimi Sindi <sindijul@msu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA
Date   Thu, 21 May 2009 23:29:36 -0400

I am trying to figure out what is wrong with this infile syntax.

. set mem 1000m
(1024000k)
.
. local dat_name "cpsmar08.dat"
.
.
.
. local dta_name "./cpsmar08.dta"

.
.
. local dct_name "./cpsmar08.dct"

.
. quietly infile using "`dct_name'", using("`dat_name'") clear
file cpsmar08.dat not found
r(601);

end of do-file
r(601);

Thank you,

Kirimi

Austin Nichols wrote:
Forgot to say --
then drop the extra observations (last line below)!

... note the extra step for CPS files after infiling is to -replace-
household and family record variables with something like:

unab x: hrecord-frecord
loc x: subinstr local x "frecord" "", all
loc x: subinstr local x "hrecord" "", all
qui foreach v of local x {
 replace `v'=`v'[_n-1] if hrecord>1
}
unab x: frecord-precord
loc x: subinstr local x "precord" "", all
loc x: subinstr local x "frecord" "", all
qui foreach v of local x {
 replace `v'=`v'[_n-1] if hrecord==3
}
keep if hrecord==3
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