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RE: st: import SPSS files

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: import SPSS files
Date   Wed, 5 Jul 2006 16:44:26 +0100

In addition, the Stata command -hexdump- lets you look 
at any kind of file and see what kind of beast you have. 

In a thread some while ago, an otherwise puzzling file was 
discovered by a user on applying -hexdump- 
to possess a medieval SPSS format. Another user then 
added the crucial advice on how to read it in. 


Ronán Conroy
> On 5 Iúil 2006, at 02:08, P chrisman wrote:
> > I cannot verify whether the file is comma-delimited or tab- 
> > delimited as I do not have SPSS.
> These formats are plain text formats. You can open them in a text  
> editor and determine whether the variables are separated by 
> commas or  
> tabs. Any good text editor will show you the 'invisibles' (non- 
> printing characters) such as tabs.

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