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Re: st: RE: smcl files-txt files


From   Alan Neustadtl <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: smcl files-txt files
Date   Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:21:07 -0400

I think there is an easier solution if the file extension is simply
incorrect.  You can
1) Rename the file from blahblahblah.txt to blahblahblah.smcl and
2) use -view blahblahblah.smcl- to read the file or
3) - translate blahblahblah.smcl blahblahblah.log- to convert it to an
ASCII text file.

Best,
Alan

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Julie Trivitt<jtrivitt@atu.edu> wrote:
> I have had to deal with this before.  I found a work around, although I
> suspect it is not the quickest or simplest solution.
>
> I would open it in a text editor or Word and then use the find/replace tool.
>
> I would find {smcl} and replace with (nothing)
>
> Then repeat for {txt}, {res}, {sf}, {com}.... all of the nuisance characters
> in the file.
>
>
>
> Like I said, I sure it's not the most efficient fix, but I was able to get a
> cleaner, useful file out of it.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Rodrigo Briceño
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:03 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: smcl files-txt files
>
> Dear Stata Listers. Few days ago I received a log file with a set of
> results from a consultant. The file was saved as a txt file, but the
> contents of the file are still keeping some SMCL references. This
> happened because although the file was saved as txt, it was generated
> as a log in SMCL. (For example:
> like {smcl}
> {com}{sf}{ul off}{txt}{.-}
>       log:  {res}C:\data\brooks02.smcl
>  {txt}log type:  {res}smcl
>  {txt}opened on:  {res}26 May 2009, 10:40:39)
>
> The thing is that I tried to open the file in Stata 9.2 with a viewer
> and all the results are mixed with this set of symbols and signs. I
> tried saving the file as .smcl, but this didn't work. My question to
> you is that if it is possible to get rid of the symbols or otherwise
> being able to see the log in a nice format.
>
> I don't know which version of Stata the consultant used, what I know
> is that locate him is a neverending task.
>
> Thanks for your gently response.
>
>
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