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Re: st: infixing numbers in exponential format


From   Gabi Huiber <ghuiber@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: infixing numbers in exponential format
Date   Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:36:51 -0400

I took your line and saved it as a text file, then I replaced all
multiple blank spaces with just one. Then I did this:

__ code starts here

set type double
insheet using "laszlo sandor example.txt", delimit(" ")

__ and ends here

Here's what I saw in the data browser:

v1 v2 v3 v4 v5 v6 v7 v8
3 2 1591069.2 1731811.9 1874814.1 36291.198 70991.674 105885.7

Would this work for you?

Gabi

2009/10/18 László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>
>
> 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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