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Re: st: Re-using multiple imputation data

From   Mosi Ifatunji <>
Subject   Re: st: Re-using multiple imputation data
Date   Sat, 7 May 2011 13:21:07 -0400


I am using Stata 11. I am using a Mac. I am using -mi impute- to generate 20 datasets in the wide format. If the name for the original dataset with missing data is 'dataset.dta' the -mi impute- procedure creates datasets named '_1_dataset.dta' through '_20_dataset.dta.' Since there are multiple datasets created, I am unclear as to how to use the -use- command to reload all 20 datasets simultaneously. Is there a specific command for reloading multiple datasets?

I hope this helps. Thank you for your patience.


On May 7, 2011, at 1:07 PM, daniel klein wrote:

You are not very specific about your problem.
Whenever I do multiple imputation and save the imputed file with
-save-, I am easily able to get the imputed data back to memory using
simply the -use- command.

In other words, I cannot replicate your problem.

Try to reformulate and be more specific. That is, what is your Stata
version, what is your operating system, how do you do MI, etc. Maybe
you want to share part of your code or even better include a stylized
example so we are able to replicate the problem.

Also see the FAQs especially section 3.3 at

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