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Rép. : Re: st: Listtex: headlines and append


From   "Herve STOLOWY" <stolowy@hec.fr>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Rép. : Re: st: Listtex: headlines and append
Date   Mon, 10 Oct 2005 14:53:49 +0200

Dear Roger:

Thank you for your detailed reply. Unfortunately, it does not work.  Here are my command lines:

listtex name using table_countries.txt if sample39_absence==1, rstyle(tabdelim) replace

listtex name using table_countries.txt if sample32_absence==1, rstyle(tabdelim) appendto(table_countries.txt)

I get the following error message: 

file table_countries.txt already exists

I must do something wrong somewhere.

Best regards

Herve

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>>> roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk 10/09 6:37 pm >>>
At 07:40 08/10/2005, Herve wrote:
>Dear All:
>
>I have two questions concerning -listtex- (downloadable from ssc).
>
>I want to export two variations of a list of countries.
>
>Question 1: Headlines
>
>With the following command, I would like to get a column title: 
>"sample39_absence" above the first list of countries.
>
>listtex name using table_countries if sample39_absence==1, 
>rstyle(tabdelim) headlines("sample39_absence") replace
>
>I get the countries but no title.
>
>Question 2: Append
>
>I would like to append the second list of countries below the first one. I 
>use the following command:
>
>listtex name using table_countries if sample32_absence==1, 
>rstyle(tabdelim) headlines("sample32_absence") appendto(table_countries)
>
>I get the following error message:
>
>file table_countries.raw already exists

Thanks to Herve to alerting me about this bug in -listtex-. This bug is 
activated when the user specifies a -using- file or an -appendto()- file 
without an extension, and can be fixed by specifying a -using- or 
-appendto()- file with an extension, as in

listtex name using table_countries.txt if sample39_absence==1, 
rstyle(tabdelim) headlines("sample39_absence") replace

or

listtex name using table_countries.txt if sample32_absence==1, 
rstyle(tabdelim) headlines("sample32_absence") appendto(table_countries.txt)

Adding a filename extension is an immediate fix. The reason for this bug is 
that -listtex- uses both -outfile- and -file-. Given a filename without an 
extension, -file- assumes a file without an extension, and -outfile- adds 
the extension .raw, as in table_countries.raw. I am currently working on a 
long term policy for -listtex- regarding filenames without extensions.

I hope this helps. (Let me know if it doesn't.)

Best wishes

Roger



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