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Re: st: From: Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: From: Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
Date   Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:36:50 +0200

Hi Nick
Thanks for your email.
The problem as I perceive is that due to that line in the code -save
`file', replace- stata has changed my original *.csv files. Here is
one example on what a structured *.csv has been reduced to.
http://screencast.com/t/HU1Y4cPGelf
Before running the loop it was a table with numbers, the first column
being the time variable and each subsequent column being a time
series.
I was wondering whether there is a way to make stata reverse the process.
Hoping against hope
Abhimanyu




On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Without information on the _precise_ problem here, I think we are
> reduced to guessing. My guess is that you need to go back to the
> original *.csv.
>
> What "strange characters"? What does "not recognizable completely"?
>
> Nick
>
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM,  <owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> wrote:
>
>> My data was in around 50 csv files in one folder. I wanted to merge
>> the data into a single stata dataset. So I used the following commands
>> in order to first create 50 stata datasets to be merged.
>>
>>
>> fs
>>
>> foreach file in `r(files)' {
>> insheet using `file'
>> save `file',replace
>> clear
>> }
>>
>> I now discover that the csv files have strange characters and the data
>> is not recognizable completely. Do you think it would be possible to
>> retrieve my data?
>>
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