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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   Sat, 23 May 2009 11:52:56 -0400

Nichols,

Thank you. This is the break I needed. I managed to use your help and suggestions to get the data into stata.

Thank you again.

Kirimi

Austin Nichols wrote:
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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