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RE: st: Creating space delimited ASCII data files

From   "Barth Riley" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Creating space delimited ASCII data files
Date   Sun, 9 Mar 2008 19:14:00 -0500

This is the syntax I used:

outfile using "C:\Documents and Settings\...\data.txt", nolabel wide

When I executed this command a second time, I did not get an error message.
However, the resulting text file when opened does not appear to be an ASCII
file in fixed column format (it appears instead to either be in Stata data
file format or in raw format).


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Svend Juul
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: st: Creating space delimited ASCII data files 

Barth wrote:
I have tried using the outfile command in Stata 9.2 to create a space
delimited, fixed format ascii data file using data from an existing Stata
data file. I received an error message that the name of the ASCII file I
specified (outfile using <file name>) did not exist. Despite this message, I
did find the generated file on my computer. However, when I opened the file,
the information was unintelligible (perhaps it was in raw format?). (BTW, I
used the wide and nolabel options). Can anyone tell me how to get a readable
ascii fixed format file using the outfile or similar command?
In the advice on how to ask questions to Statalist:
it is recommended to show exactly what you wrote and exactly what
Stata responded. Copy-and-paste it from the Results window.
Svend Juul
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(Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology)
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DK-8000 Aarhus C,  Denmark 
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