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st: stata files which can only be read on some platforms


From   Kevin Geraghty <kevin@ecotope.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: stata files which can only be read on some platforms
Date   Mon, 6 May 2013 11:54:31 -0700 (PDT)

we have a stata dataset which can be read in stata v 12.0 but not v 12.1 (we have confirmed this on Windows, Linux, and OS X)  In Stata 12.1 an attempt to read the file returns the error message:
file not Stata format
  .dta file contains 3 invalid storage-type codes.  File uses invalid codes other than code 0 r(610);

In 12.0 it works fine.

Smells like a bug to me.  Anyone else encountered this?
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