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st: local macros & saving in directory

From   "Daniel Muller" <>
To   "Statalist" <>
Subject   st: local macros & saving in directory
Date   Thu, 27 Jun 2002 12:21:25 +0700

I coded:

version 7
local var "somevar"

... code in terms of `var'

out `var's using "d:\stata\export\`var's.asc", runtogether replace

However, the file is saved in dir <d:\stata> under the name
<export`var's.asc>, not as I expected in dir <d:\stata\export> as

Where is my mistake? Why does Stata strip off the slash before `var'?

Many thanks in advance, best wishes,

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