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st: RE: Re: local macros & saving in directory
Thanks a lot, Zhiqiang.
If I code
. out `var's using "d:\stata\export\\`var's.asc"
it does save the file with correct name in "d:\stata\export\", as I want to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Zhiqiang Wang
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 1:29 PM
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> Subject: st: Re: local macros & saving in directory
> I don't think you made a mistake. I guess it's a bug or something. It only
> happens for a slash right before a local macro. Perhaps only
> Stata staff can
> find out the reason since outfile is a built-in command. It will
> save to the
> right directory if you try either
> out `var's using "d:\stata\export\add`var's.asc"
> * add something between slash and macro
> out `var's using "d:\stata\export\\`var's.asc"
> * add another slash
> Menzies School of Health Research
> Darwin Australia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Muller" <mekongTOEB@dng.vnn.vn>
> To: "Statalist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:51 PM
> Subject: st: local macros & saving in directory
> > 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
> > <somevars.asc>.
> > Where is my mistake? Why does Stata strip off the slash before `var'?
> > Many thanks in advance, best wishes,
> > Daniel
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