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Re: st: Re: local macros & saving in directory


From   Antoine Terracol <Antoine.Terracol@univ-paris1.fr>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: local macros & saving in directory
Date   Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:45:29 +0200

Hello,
I think it is more a feature than a bug. The backslash prevents the macro that follows to be expanded:

. local var=1

. di "\`var'"
`var'

. di "`var'"
1

see
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/lwgate/STATALIST/archives/statalist.0108/Author/article-529.html

for more details on this

Hope this helps,
Antoine.

Zhiqiang Wang wrote:


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
or
out `var's using "d:\stata\export\\`var's.asc"
* add another slash

Zhiqiang
Menzies School of Health Research
Darwin Australia


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Muller" <mekongTOEB@dng.vnn.vn>
To: "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
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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