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re: st: How to read in an irregular ASCII-file?

From   Doug Owens <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   re: st: How to read in an irregular ASCII-file?
Date   Wed, 12 Jan 2005 11:42:56 -0500

I would likely tackle this problem by reading in the raw dataset with
just one string variable per  line of data. Then I would create some
variables from the lines that begin with "1", the simpler case.  Then
I'd create more variables from the lines beginning with "2". This is a
bit more complicated, and I would probably make use of the index

That done, I would fill down data for consecutive observations that
are really one record, and keep one observation per record.

Sorry I don't have the time to write actual code.
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