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RE: st: Questions


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Questions
Date   Mon, 15 Sep 2003 15:16:22 +0100

JAYESH KUMAR
>
> For reading N/A....you'll have to change your variables format. i.e.
> whenever a N/A is in any observation for a variable, then
> Stata reads the
> variable as string

Sometimes true, sometimes not. It depends how you do it.
For example, -infile y- will treat N/A as . while -insheet y-
will treat the whole variable as string, at least some of the
time.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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