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Re: st: Infile several ASCII files


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Infile several ASCII files
Date   Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:13:46 -0400


I think you have to loop over your files, something like:


clear all
local myfiles file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt
foreach F in `myfiles' {
	tempfile file`F'
	infile `F'
	capture confirm file myfile.dta
	if _rc==0 {
		append using myfile
	}
	save myfile, replace
	clear
}

hth,
Jeph


Andrzej Niemierko wrote:
I have a data management problem. My data are stored in several ASCII (.txt)
files. Each file has the same number of observations (in the same order). I
can -infile- each file individually, but I would like to -infile- all of
them and combine them into a one dataset. I cannot figure out how to do it
as -infile- refuses to work if data are already in memory. I suspect that
someone has already faced that problem and knows the solution. Any ideas?
Andrzej




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