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st: Infix imports wrong numbers!


From   techné <fondamentalmente@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Infix imports wrong numbers!
Date   Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:54:43 +0200

Hope it is not too odd a question: I have tried to find solutions to
this but could not manage to solve it by myself or surfing the net
I am using infix to import a dataset that has fixed column-content.
The problem is that infix seems "imprecise" in that it imports long
numbers mistaking the last digit, or averaging some variables between
two subsequent observations...
Here is an example:

consider the file test.xxx which is made of the following two lines:

018554079             00002
018554081             00002

I use the command:

infix  	ID   1-9 	EMPTY	10-22 	VAR1	23-27         using   test.xxx

what I obtain is two observations with ID == 018554080 !!!

what's wrong?

Thank you very much for your help
frank
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