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Re: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS

From   Margaret MacDougall <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS
Date   Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:03:05 +0000

Thanks, Nick, but as far as codebook is concerned, my data are quite healthy and there is not a missing data issue. Due to other commitments, I have very limited time to spend on this problem. However, I have resolved to try a diffierent trick most days untill I strike gold and to post my main finding to the Stata list users regarding how the issue was resolved.

Best wishes


On 02/02/2012 22:15, Nick Cox wrote:
As said, if it's not a problem with variables being (mis)read as string, then it sounds like a problem with missings. Have a look at your data e.g. using -codebook- and opening the Data Editor and see whether and where there are missings and whether they match what is seen by SPSS.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Margaret MacDougall
Sent: 02 February 2012 22:07
Cc: MacLennan, Graeme
Subject: Re: st: RE: Use of data originating from SPSS

By way of an update, I have also applied the latest patch so as to
upgrade to SPSS and then re-saved in Stata format using the
SPSS dialogue box. However, this has not eliminated my original error
message pointing to there be "no observations" for my "statistical

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