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Re: st: transferring data from SPPS to STATA

From   David K Evans <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: transferring data from SPPS to STATA
Date   Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:34:50 -0500 (EST)

One wholly inefficient "solution" is to use the "Variables" menu in
Stat/Transfer to drop some of the variables and see if you can narrow down
where the problem is. (I have no idea how many variables you have.)

Also, you can use the "Observations" menu to start _after_ observation
67,000 and see if the problem comes up again, to see if it has to do with
one bizarrely coded observation or if it's something more systematic.


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On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Alejandro Delafuente wrote:

> Dear Statalisters:
> I am trying to transfer an SPPS file to STATA format. Most of the variables are
> numerical, and a few string variables. The transfer process stops at around 66
> thousand cases (out of a total of approx. 137 thousand cases) displaying the
> following message: "Invalid floating point operation".  I am doing the transfer
> with StatTransfer from SPSS format to STATA standard version 8.0
> Is there anyway I can detect the variable(s) that are causing the problem?
> I have already inspected the dataset several times, but cannot spot the culprit.
> Many thanks,
> Alejandro
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> Alejandro de la Fuente
> QEH/Department of International Development
> Oxford University
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