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Re: st: AW: Adding rows to datasheet


From   Sripal Kumar <sripalkumar@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: Adding rows to datasheet
Date   Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:17:30 -0400

Aha.  I see why you can do it and I cant.  Before that, yes--by header
I meant the variable information and not the observation.

I tried to do what you did and it works well.  But then I realized
thats because you used all numeric variables only.  Pls try this

1.  First observation in data editor of stata---Bell  2009 45  prospective
2.  Type:  stata 2010 100 retrospective --into excel and see if you
can paste it back into stata

When I tried to do this, it replaces the variable information with the
new row you paste.


On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Stata doesn't have "headers". I don't know what you mean here, the first
> observation or the variable information shown in the Editor.
>
> I don't usually add extra rows -- Stata terminology is observations --by
> copy and paste, but I just tried it from an application called MS Excel
> which I found on my Windows machine.
>
> 1. Typed one observation with 1 2 3 into Stata Editor.
>
> 2. Typed one row with 3 4 5 into said MS Excel.
>
> 3. Copied that row and pasted it into new row in Editor. Worked fine.
>
> No need for anything by way of -set obs-, which by the way I am sure I
> didn't invent!
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Sripal Kumar
>
> Tried set obs `=_N+1'.  It does create an extra row but when I use the
> editor to paste into it, nothing pastes into that row. It goes to
> replace the header!!!
>
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Cohen, Elan <cohened@upmc.edu> wrote:
>> Have you tried increasing the number of observations first, then
> pasting your variables?
>>
>> For instance, if you'd like to add one row, first type:
>>
>> set obs `=_N+1'
>>
>> then try pasting your data into the editor window.
>
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