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Jessie Grace <gracejessie@hotmail.com> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
RE: st: why messy when importing a csv file? |

Date |
Thu, 6 May 2010 17:55:51 +0000 |

Steve, thank you for reply. Maybe the most point is my data. I will check my data following the advice everyone gave. Grace ---------------------------------------- > Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 13:20:09 -0400 > Subject: Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file? > From: sjsamuels@gmail.com > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > > Sorry for the blank. I agree with Nick that there are problems with > the csv file. You also will need a "double" option, because of the the > 26 billion dollar entry > > insheet using firms.csv, double > format a001101000 %20.2fc > > > Steve > >> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Nick Cox wrote: >>> Three points: >>> >>> 1. I don't think that this kind of behaviour can in any sense be >>> inferred or even guessed from your description "messy". Thus you wasted >>> your previous email, and the time anyone spent reading it and pondering >>> a reply. >>> >>> 2. I copied your file fragment previously posted and did not get this >>> behaviour. >>> >>> 3. You should inspect your file for strange characters using a decent >>> text editor or Stata's -hexdump- or Stata's -type-. Just because it is >>> called .csv doesn't mean that much. There could be other stuff in it >>> too. >>> >>> Nick >>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >>> >>> Jessie Grace >>> >>> Neil, >>> the results are as follows. There are only one variable named v1 and 23 >>> observations the number of which is not equal to my csv file. More, all >>> values of the observations are blank. >>> >>> . list >>> +----+ >>> | v1 | >>> |----| >>> 1. | | >>> 2. | | >>> 3. | | >>> 4. | | >>> 5. | | >>> |----| >>> 6. | | >>> 7. | | >>> 8. | | >>> 9. | | >>> 10. | | >>> |----| >>> 11. | | >>> 12. | | >>> 13. | | >>> 14. | | >>> 15. | | >>> |----| >>> 16. | | >>> 17. | | >>> 18. | | >>> 19. | | >>> 20. | | >>> |----| >>> 21. | | >>> 22. | | >>> 23. | | >>> +----+ >>> >>>> From: nshephard@gmail.com >>>> >>>> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Jessie Grace wrote: >>>>> Dear statalists, >>>>> >>>>> I have a .csv file, which consists of the following. >>>>> >>>>> Stkcd,Accper,A001101000 >>>>> 000002,"1999-06-30",468010960.13 >>>>> 000002,"2002-09-30",1166858479.70 >>>>> 000002,"2000-01-01",772831829.15 >>>>> 000002,"2000-06-30",911966043.54 >>>>> 000002,"2000-12-31",995745160.05 >>>>> 000002,"2009-03-31",26921921879.80 >>>>> 000002,"1997-06-30",0 >>>>> 000002,"1991-12-31",88628783.34 >>>>> 000002,"1992-12-31",204653478.04 >>>>> 000003,"1998-12-31",120946052.36 >>>>> >>>>> The first row contains variables names. The characteristic of the >>> file is the contents of each row are in the same cell. >>>>> No matter I typed "insheet using firms.csv" or "insheet using >>> firms.csv,comma", the importing results are messy. >>>> >>>> What does "messy" look like? If you could -list- the data and copy >>>> and paste it to the list then... >>>> >>>>> Could anyone tell me why and how to solve? >>>> >>>> ...this might be more achievable, otherwise its just guessing. >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >> >> >> >> -- >> Steven Samuels >> sjsamuels@gmail.com >> 18 Cantine's Island >> Saugerties NY 12477 >> USA >> Voice: 845-246-0774 >> Fax: 206-202-4783 >> > > > > -- > Steven Samuels > sjsamuels@gmail.com > 18 Cantine's Island > Saugerties NY 12477 > USA > Voice: 845-246-0774 > Fax: 206-202-4783 > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*Jessie Grace <gracejessie@hotmail.com>

**Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>

**RE: st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*Jessie Grace <gracejessie@hotmail.com>

**RE: st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>

**Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?***From:*Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>

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