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Re: st: AW: import string variables


From   Tyler Frazier <tyfrazier@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: import string variables
Date   Fri, 28 May 2010 17:42:01 +0200

Im sure tostring would work with the format(), probably better, but I
noticed some observations importing as double.  Some of the characters
at the end seem to be disappearing. Im still learning these commands
to, thanks!

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
> You can always -tostring- once they have been imported into Stata.
> -tostring- also takes a -format()- option if you want the leading null.
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
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> Gesendet: Freitag, 28. Mai 2010 17:15
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: import string variables
>
> I am having a terrible time to import string variables to Stata -- I
> have tried every which way that seems possible -- txt, excel, access,
> but none of them seem to work. they all convert the numbers to text.
>
> the variables are in this format 02   050   005   010   etc etc
>
> any suggestions?
>
> thanks,
> Ty
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