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RE: st: Problem with infix: record too long


From   DE SOUZA Eric <eric.de_souza@coleurope.eu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Problem with infix: record too long
Date   Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:21:50 +0200

True, but Barbara doesn't seem to absorb the implications of this.
Barbara,there is no way Stata can read the file. The .txt extension is just not correct. You have to find out in which format the data were saved. Then you have to assign the file the proper extension and see which software can convert it to a text format (.csv would be better)


Eric de Souza
College of Europe
Brugge (Bruges), Belgium
http://www.coleurope.eu



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: 26 April 2011 10:08
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Problem with infix: record too long

Indeed. This has been established from the very first posting in this thread!

Nick

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 8:54 AM, DE SOUZA Eric <eric.de_souza@coleurope.eu> wrote:
> The end of the file indicates that it is not a text file but a binary file. When you open a binary file in a text editor that is the kind of stuff you get.
>
>
> Eric de Souza
> College of Europe
> Brugge (Bruges), Belgium
> http://www.coleurope.eu
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