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st: infixing numbers in exponential format


From   László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: infixing numbers in exponential format
Date   Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:14:48 -0400

Hi all,

I'm trying to read data from a textfile which recorded the numbers in
a 3-digit exponential format. Though the numbers exactly look like
examples under -help format##eformat- in Stata, I could not infix the
data.

Could somebody familiar with such issues check quickly whether I am
making a mistake, or suggest how I need to edit the textfile before I
can infix it?

My command looks like this:
infix d1 1-16 d2 17-36 rminus1 37-56 r1 57-76 rplus1 77-96 rminus2
97-116 r2 117-136 rplus2 137-156 using PS2_Data_2Bank.txt, clear

The first line of my data reads like this:
  3.0000000e+000	  2.0000000e+000	  1.5910692e+006	  1.7318119e+006	
1.8748141e+006	  3.6291198e+004	  7.0991674e+004	  1.0588570e+005

And a sample error message I got reads like this:
'2.0000000e' cannot be read as a number for d2[1]

Thank you!

Laszlo
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