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Re: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Getting data from NBER to STATA
Date   Fri, 22 May 2009 10:39:15 -0400

Kirimi Sindi <sindijul@msu.edu> :

Easy answer: just put all the files in the same directory and do not
specify paths.

clear all
set mem 1000m
local dat "cpsmar08.dat"
local dta "cpsmar08.dta"
local dct "cpsmar08.dct"
dir cpsmar*
qui infile using `dct', using(`dat')

Did you forget to unpack a zip file, perhaps?

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Kirimi Sindi <sindijul@msu.edu> wrote:
> I am trying to figure out what is wrong with this infile syntax.
>
> . set mem 1000m
> . 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
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