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st: Re: reading arbitrary text files


From   Christopher F Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: reading arbitrary text files
Date   Fri, 18 Oct 2002 07:48:15 -0400

--On Friday, October 18, 2002 2:33 -0400 Roger wrote:

It therefore seems to be impossible to input an arbitrary text file into
a  list of generated string variables.
Take a nlook at Nick WInter's new -log2do2-. I don't know if the methodology employed therein meets all your concerns, but he does say

The use
of {cmd:file} allows {cmd:log2do2} to preserve references to local macros in command lines.
The if the following line appears in a log file:

{p 8 8}{inp:. display "local x is `x'"}

{p}then the reference to {cmd:`x'} will appear in the do file as {cmd:`x'}, rather than
being expanded by Stata and, therefore, blanked out.

Kit
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