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RE: st: Re: St: Re exact command for distance?


From   Roy Wada <roywada@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Re: St: Re exact command for distance?
Date   Sat, 12 Sep 2009 10:15:42 -0700

> But my problem was rather that I have shapefile with polygons, and to transfer them 
> into .dta, I dont know any other way that using shp2dta, which automatically computes 
> the centroids of the polygones.

The help file for -shp2dta- says that it will compute the centroids if 
-gencentroids( )- option is specified.
 
If this is the case, just leave it out.
 
It may be that both .shp and .dbf files are required.
 
Roy
 
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