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Re: st: FF 1992 data import problem

From   Andrew Dyck <>
Subject   Re: st: FF 1992 data import problem
Date   Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:57:23 -0600

Hi Mic,

Stata is pretty good at data import but success largely depends on the
format of the data coming from French's website. Hopefully there is an
option to export the website data in a CSV or tab delimited format.
Once you have this, importing into Stata is straight-forward using the
-insheet- command.

Good luck!


On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:06 AM, mic depo <> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I need to import the "100 Portfolios Formed on Size and
> Book-to-Market" data from French's website into Stata. Unfortunately,
> French doesn't give it in Stata format, and I don't know  how I can
> import such a matrix into Stata while creating the required variables
> such as date, return, portfolio number etc. for replicating FF 1992. I
> searched for similar posts but couldn't find much on Statalist
> archieves. I would very much appreciate if someone could help me with
> this.
> Best regards,
> Mic
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