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Re: st: AW: Adding rows to datasheet


From   Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: Adding rows to datasheet
Date   Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:25:40 -0500

>

Sripal:
I tried your example and it works for me--I can copy/paste into excel and back into Stata and it doesnt replace the variable names.
 
What version of Stata do you have? (I'm curious whether previous versions of Stata behave differently)

~ Eric
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On Mar 23, 2010, at 3:17 PM, Sripal Kumar wrote:

> 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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