FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

Question: Under "ASCII data" when I try and import it into STATA I get  the message:

"weight" invalid name
dictionary invalid
r (614);

Answer:      DID YOU COPY AND PASTE THE SYNTAX? IF SO THIS MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM. YOU MAY NEED TO RE-TYPE THE APOSTROPHES WITHIN STATA DO-EDITOR OR NOTEPAD.

 

 

 

Question: I'm at the Robertson lab and was able to successfully use the converted SPSS file. Now I'm trying to use the Banks data, which "can be uncompressed using WinZip or StuffIt Expander." H However, neither of these programs are available at Robertson. I was able to open it withjEdit, but I'm not sure if that's correct. Here, once again, if we're being asked to unzip something, we should be provided the tools/information to do that.

 Answer:WINZIP IS A FEELY AVAILABLE PROGRAM, WINDOWS HAS IT OWN UNZIPPER. THERE IS ANOTHER ZIP FREE SOFTWARE CALLED 7-ZIP (http://www.7-zip.org/)


 

 

Question: In the do-file section using forvalues, what if I donít have 268 countries, will it work?

 

Answer: In the do-file line.do change the 268 in forvalues num = 1(1)268 { for the number of countries you selected. Type tab country1 to get the number of countries and their corresponding number. Then from the log of it get the list of countries and keep the order and replace the country list in the do-file right after local titles Ö