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Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?

From   Neil Shephard <>
Subject   Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?
Date   Thu, 6 May 2010 18:34:56 +0000

Given there is nothing being read in I'd do as Nick suggests, open the
file in a text-editor (M$-Word is not a text editor, see the Stata
Text editor FAQ for some suggestions, and look at the

Its quite possible that its not really a CSV file, and someone has
simply changed the file extension so that it appears so.  If this is
the case then on viewing in a text-editor it will appear as complete


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