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Re: st: RE: RE: IPUMS data open issue


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: IPUMS data open issue
Date   Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:40:03 +1100

One other possibility is that the file exists but you don't have permission to read it.

For example (and this is from a Mac, it might be different in Windows), I tried creating a text file that I didn't have permission to read and got the following:

. ls *.txt

-r--------  1 root  staff  7168 Feb 16 23:15 myfile.txt

. type myfile.txt
file myfile.txt not found
r(601);

Phil

On 17/02/2012, at 7:10 AM, Nick Cox wrote:

> You can settle this easily. If the file exists, then
> 
> . type C:\Users\Gabi\Desktop\dissertation\usa_00001.dat
> 
> in Stata will type the file out. If the file exists, and there is some
> problem with reading it, then I think we have to see what the file
> looks like inside.
> 
> Despite your confidence, the message you reproduce implies that Stata
> can't find the file, and not that it can find the file but can't read
> it because your -infix- instructions are wrong. If that is wrong, then
> we still need to see what is inside the file to give advice.
> 
> Nick
> 
> 
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM, Ferro,Gabrielle A
> <hunny215@mail.ufl.edu> wrote:
>> Thanks. I already tried that and it isn't a Drive issue.  I appears to be an issue with the Data and I was hoping someone would be familiar with the Data from IPUMS and any associated problems.
>> 
>> _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
>> 
>> Gabrielle Ferro
>> Graduate Student
>> Food and Resource Economics
>> University of Florida
>> ________________________________________
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] on behalf of Nick Cox [n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk]
>> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:45 PM
>> To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
>> Subject: st: RE: IPUMS data open issue
>> 
>> As you say, Stata can't find the file you name. I don't think we can do anything except advise that you check the name and/or search for it on your C: drive.
>> 
>> Nick
>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>> 
>> Ferro,Gabrielle A
>> 
>> I received data from IPUMS and am attempting to open in STATA.  Below is the .do file I am using.  It can not recognize the file, I am hoping someone will be able to point me in the right direction.  I have double-checked the directory and it is correct.
>> The Error message that I receive is below the .do file.  Thank you in advance for any help.
>> 
>> set more off
>> clear
>> quietly infix ///
>> int year 1-4 ///
>> byte datanum 5-6 ///
>> double serial 7-14 ///
>> int age 15-17 ///
>> byte sex 18-18 ///
>> byte marst 19-19 ///
>> byte race 20-20 ///
>> int raced 21-23 ///
>> byte language 24-25 ///
>> int languaged 26-29 ///
>> byte educ 30-31 ///
>> int educd 32-34 ///
>> long ftotinc 35-41 ///
>> long incwelfr 42-46 ///
>> int poverty 47-49 ///
>> int migplac1 50-52 ///
>> using "C:\Users\Gabi\Desktop\dissertation\usa_00001.dat"
>> file C:\Users\Gabi\Desktop\dissertation\usa_00001.dat not found
>> 
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