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RE: st: Macro for log locations


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Macro for log locations
Date   Wed, 2 Jul 2003 14:48:34 +0100

Shannon Driver

> Fred Wolfe <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org> wrote:
>
> > Does anyone know how to obtain in a macro in OS Windows Stata 8.1:
> >
> > 1) the path and file name of a currently open log file
> > 2) the path and file name of a currently open command log file
>
> You can get the path and filename of a currently open log
> file by using the
> -log- command.  The path and filename of a currently open
> command log file can
> be obtained by using the -cmdlog- command.  When these
> commands are issued with
> no arguments, the path and filename are stored in the saved results.
>
> . log
>        log:  /home/srd/mylog.smcl, on
>   log type:  smcl
>
> . return list
>
> macros:
>               r(type) : "smcl"
>             r(status) : "on"
>           r(filename) : "/home/srd/mylog.smcl"
>
> . cmdlog
>     cmdlog:  /home/srd/mycmdlog.txt, on
>
> . return list
>
> macros:
>               r(type) : "text"
>             r(status) : "on"
>           r(filename) : "/home/srd/mycmdlog.txt"

However, you must access these _before_ using any other
command which is rclass or which uses rclass commands.

That is, if I

log using july2.log
ret li

everything is fine, but if I do

log using july2.log
...
su mpg
ret li

then I cannot see what -log- left behind.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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