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Re: st: working with dictionary

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: working with dictionary
Date   Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:11:11 +0000

I'd get on to Stata tech support. This is not all clear to me. What is
an extracted mapp, for example? I think you need to start a dialogue
with them. You can send them files by email, etc.

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Tharshini Thangavelu
<> wrote:

> I am going to work with links to raw survey data with the corresponding
> data dictionary.
> The data file is saved as a zip file, which I saved at my desktop and
> extracted the mapp. In the extracted mapp I found a file which was saved
> under dat. file. I though that it was as easy as opening a dta.file.
> However, this was not the case.  The data dictionary is a txt. file. I got
> both the data file and the data dictionary as an internet link. How do I
> proceed with this?
> I have been working with STATA alot but not so much with these types of
> files, could someone help me out to open the file in STATA and also explain
> the logic behind it?
> I have done a background search, and normally using the following syntax
> should work:
> However, my datafile is saved as dat.file and NOT as dct.file. Futher, how
> can I know about my list of variables inorder to use the infile command?
> infile varlist using th.dct
> Should I use the information given in the txt.file, which I am guessing
> from seeing the document that its about the variables and rewrite it like a
> "codebook" by creating a dictionary file using a notepad, wordpad or the
> do-file editor in Stata and then save as a dct.file.?

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