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Re: st: Stata 12 issues with .csv files


From   Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 12 issues with .csv files
Date   Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:40:57 -0500

At 10:24 PM 1/2/2013, Nick Cox wrote:
You say that -recast- doesn't work but don't explain what means
precisely. One reason for -recast- not working as you hope with the
-homestead- variable could be that the variable is string.  -recast-
wouldn't cross the string-numeric boundary.

I don't think Stata's behaviour on this point varies as between 32 and
64 bit or 11.2 and 12.

If you don't get a better answer, I think it's a case of Stata tech
support seeing some of these files, unless you can post them somewhere
where others can have look.

If there is anybody in the world who doesn't have Dropbox yet, I recommend getting it. Use a .edu email address if you have one. Its primary benefit is online backup, but it is also very good when you want to make some files publicly available or to share with selected individuals. It is often much easier for me to answer my students' Qs when I have a copy of their data and programs. Here is a link to sign up or get more information.

http://db.tt/H8tHl0S

There are other services that offer similar features, but I haven't used them.


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