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st: RE: postfile

From   "David Harrison" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: postfile
Date   Mon, 22 Nov 2004 13:05:05 -0000

You need to declare the variable 'variable' as being string in your postfile statement, eg

postfile `out' str20 variable case sd1 ...

(NB you may need to increase the 20 above to be as large as your longest variable name)


-----Original Message-----
Sent: 22 November 2004 12:59
Subject: st: postfile

In the following program, I write the output of several t-tests to a file.  Is it possible to post the name of the variable being tested to such a file?  When I include ("`var'"), I get the error below.  If I post (`var'), I only get a number. 
tempname out
. postfile `out' variable case sd1 n1 control sd2 n2 using outfile, replace
. foreach var of varlist igf bp3 {
. 2.   qui ttest `var', by(case)
  3.    post `out' ("`var'") (r(mu_2)) (r(sd_2)) (r(N_2)) (r(mu_1)) (r(sd_1)) (r(N_1)) 
  4. }
type mismatch
post:  above message corresponds to expression 1, variable variable

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Paul Visintainer

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