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st: RE: RE: RE: Access datasets created by date


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: Access datasets created by date
Date   Fri, 1 Apr 2005 17:00:03 +0100

This looks like the same question really, 
so I can't add more. Sorry. 

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

MITRA PINAKI
 
>     I'm using Windows 2000. Can something be done before exploring to
> scripting language?

Nick Cox

> I don't know an easy way to do this 
> from within Stata. 
> 
> The details depending on what OS you are using, you could route
> the results of a -dir- or -ls- to a file and process that. 
> 
> It may well be easier to you to write a script in your favourite 
> scripting language (Perl, Python, Awk, whatever) to ensure that 
> files are renamed so that the names show dates more transparently, 
> and then to read into Stata files satisfying a given pattern. 
> Naturally, your set-up may prohibit that. 
> 
> Alternatively, you could write something to 
> work out the difference between the files
> there now and last time you looked. 
 
MITRA PINAKI
  
> >     I have a list of text files in a folder which becomes available
> > daily. I would like to access these daily files by date in 
> my program.
> > Is it possible in stata to identify the datasets created by date? My
> > dataset are named like the following:
> > 
> > Name				Date Modified
> > PARCEL.G1911V00		03/29/05
> > PARCEL.G1921V00		03/29/05
> > PARCEL.G1914V00		03/30/05
> > and so on.
> > 
> > In my program, I would only like to capture PARCEL.G1911V00 and
> > PARCEL.G1921V00 since they are created on the same date 
> (03/29/05) and
> > ignore PARCEL.G1914V00 which I would like to capture on 
> > 03/30/05's run.

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