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


From   johnataguba@yahoo.co.uk
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: IPUMS data open issue
Date   Sat, 18 Feb 2012 15:26:54 +0000

Dee
-----Original Message-----
From: Edgar Munoz <munozedg@hotmail.com>
Sender: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:28:31 
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: IPUMS data open issue

try this: open the file using notepad (right-click on the filename > edit using > Notepad); then from Notepad's menu, use "Save as" using the filename you need including .dat extension enclosed in "  ".

hope is helpful. Edgar

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 16, 2012, at 2:00 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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