Saturday, March 04, 2006

st: macro with a dot

I am trying to create a macro to refer to the directory where data and files are stored, so I can move do files easily between computers. I define the dir macro as:

local dir F:\\\0_freshmen\transition\

I would like to be able to refer to the directory using a form like:


and have this expand to


But when I try to refer to dir's values, I get an error, as if the dir value is broken at the dot included in a directory names:

dis `dir' data\0_freshmen\transition\ invalid name

I am using stata v9 on a windows machine.

Any suggestions? -- Robert Kraut Herbert A Simon Professor of Human Computer Interaction Carnegie Mellon University, 3515 NSH 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (o) 412 268-7694 (f) 412 268-1266 web: email:

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