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RE: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA


From   "Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA
Date   Fri, 22 May 2009 13:12:07 +0800

What folder is the data file in?
By default, Stata will be looking in C:\data (I think), so you need to
change to the folder that the data is in.

Try -help cd-.




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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kirimi Sindi
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2009 11:30 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA

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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