Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Re: st: RE: macro expansion

Hi, It works the same after I took the trailing slash in my path macro. The back slash in my fname macro works fine in STATA. I guess something else is wrong. Thanks!

Sean

Alex Ogan wrote: > You have a trailing slash in your path macro, but then you manually add > another slash in your save command. > > You have a backslash in your fname macro which should be a forward > slash. > > It's often helpful to use a display command to check what you are trying > to do in situations like this, i.e.: > > display "`path'/`fname'`i'" > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sean Shu > Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 3:10 PM > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: st: macro expansion > > Hi there, > > I have following code which let two local macros expand in a file path. > But after running the looping, the files are saved under C: directly, > instead of the directory suggested by the code. > > local path = "C:/EPI Projects/RRFSS Trends/" > local fname = "Smoking Vehicle\vehicle0" > cd "C:\EPI Projects\RRFSS Trends\data" > forval i = 1/4 { > insheet cat prop ucl lcl popsize using raw0`i'.txt, clear > generate year = 200`i' > save "`path'/`fname'`i'", replace > } > > Messages from STATA after running the above code > forval i = 1/4 { > 2. insheet cat prop ucl lcl popsize using raw0`i'.txt, > clear > 3. generate year = 200`i' > 4. *save "C:\EPI Projects/RRFSS, replace > . save "`path'/`fname'`i'", replace > 5. } > > (5 vars, 2 obs) > file /1.dta saved > (5 vars, 2 obs) > file /2.dta saved > (5 vars, 2 obs) > file /3.dta saved > (5 vars, 2 obs) > file /4.dta saved > > Any one knows what has gone wrong? Thanks so much! > > sean > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > This message is intended solely for the designated recipient(s). It may contain confidential or proprietary information and may be subject to confidentiality protections. If you are not a designated recipient, you may not review, copy, or distribute this message. If you receive this in error, please notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete this message. > > Arrowstreet Capital, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. > > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


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