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st: RE: RE: comas in numbrers

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: comas in numbrers
Date   Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:11:51 +0100

Steve gave good advice. In addition any decent text editor will do this,
as will Stata. See -filefilter-. 


Steve Samuels

Victor, you can skip all the problems of adding quotes or destringing
by deleting the commas outside of Stata. Use the SED package, built
into all the Unix, Linux, and OS X distributions and also available
for Windows.  Write the data into a text file, say file1.txt.  Here is
an example:

**************************CODE BEGINS**************************
 File file1.txt contains the following two lines with three variables
3,000,000 4,000,000    .
     40,000   300,000 100
capture erase file2.txt
! sed  -e 's/,//g' file1.txt>file2.txt

infile v1 v2 v3 using file2.txt, clear
***************************CODE ENDS**************************

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