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Re: st: Survey on income and program participation

From   Austin Nichols <>
Subject   Re: st: Survey on income and program participation
Date   Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:39:16 -0500

Tharshini Thangavelu <>:
Start with:
findit ddf2dct
help type
(-type- your dat file and txt/dct files to make sure they are plain
text then use -ddf2dct- to turn them into Stata data files).

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Tharshini Thangavelu
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> Anyone who has worked with survey on income and program participation
> (SIPP) 2008 panel wave 3 Topical Module file data?
> I have a dat. file and a txt. file with codebook. I have made a dictionary
> file with the extension dct. and imported into the STATA. However, when I
> try to understand the data by using the command :des , sum
> I noticed that the nr of observations are only 79obs which cannot
> be........I must have done something wrong when I imported the data.
> Anyone who has worked before with SIPP year 2008 or other SIPP years and
> want to share their problems they confronted and how they solved it, would
> be great.
> Thanks in advance!
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