File filtering in Stata: Handling complex data formats and navigating log files efficiently

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Abstract

A text file filter is a program that converts one text file into another on the basis of a set of rules. For statistical applications, a text file filter can convert data embedded in a complicated text file so that Stata can read and analyze it. A text file filter can also automate the production of more user-friendly output from long Stata log files. The file command lets you use text file filters in Stata. This article reviews some key programming points for successful implementation of such filters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalStata Journal
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Data export
  • Data import
  • Dm0027
  • File
  • Filtering
  • HTML
  • Hyperlink index
  • Hyperlog
  • Log
  • Matchfilter
  • Navigation
  • Nullfilter
  • Text

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)

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