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Re: st: Insheet drops some part of long characters

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Insheet drops some part of long characters
Date   Sat, 25 Jun 2011 06:53:40 +0100

This isn't surprising. You don't show the exact syntax you used,
contrary to Statalist advice, but evidently -insheet- is trying on
your behalf to put everything in a string variable,

But it can't go above -str244-, which is the limit in Stata 11. That
is why it stops where it did, if you (or better a good text editor) do
the counting.

With your example data in a one-line file, I found that

insheet using c:\data\kim.dat, delimiter(;) clear nonames

works as intended. That way, you specify in advance that your data are
separated by semi-colons and there is no need for -split-, excellent
command though it undoubtedly is.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM, Mike Kim <> wrote:

> I tried to import a long list of authors with other variables using insheet:
> insheet using "C:\Data\authors.csv", clear
> I found that Stata (IC, ver. 11) imports only up to "East" of
> "Easton,Geoff" in the last line of the following data, for example. Is
> there any way I can import all characters? I plan to split the names
> by semicolon(;) using "split" command.
> Data example:
> Shoham,Aviv;Rose,Gregory
> M.;Bakir,Aysen;Meng,Lufang;Brembeck,Helene;Mandrik,Carter
> A.;Fern,Edward F.;Bao,Yeqing;Chang,Chingching;Cook,Daniel
> Thomas;Kim,Jonathan S.;Baek,Seung;Cho,Sungbin;Mulvey,Michael
> S.;Stern,Barbara B.;McLoughlin,Damien;Easton,Geoff;Wakefield,Kirk
> L.;Stone,George W.;Anderson,Laurel
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