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


From   Jessie Grace <gracejessie@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: why messy when importing a csv file?
Date   Thu, 6 May 2010 18:51:36 +0000

Neil,
Thank you for you help.
 
Grace

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> Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 18:34:56 +0000
> Subject: Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?
> From: nshephard@gmail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> 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
> http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/t/texteditors.html), and look at the
> contents.
>
> 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
> nonsense.
>
> Neil
>
>
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