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st: Re: creating a macro for files


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: creating a macro for files
Date   Thu, 20 Apr 2006 16:46:38 -0400

It is also worth mentioning that if you name a file .xls, Excel might expect it to look like a binary spreadsheet file of type .xls. What outsheet creates is a text file, which you might name .txt, .csv, etc. Excel will probably be happier reading the file if you make it clear that it is a text file. Stata does not write Excel-compatible binary files.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html


On Apr 20, 2006, at 2:33 AM, Nick wrote:


local i = 1
foreach file in oilgs data2 data3 {
	use `file', clear
	outsheet using bra`i'.xls
	local ++i
}
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