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st: RE: Re: creating a macro for files


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: creating a macro for files
Date   Thu, 20 Apr 2006 21:56:15 +0100

True. I was just following the questioner's example, 
which then turned out to be not the problem at all. 
Others have since made the same emendation without
comment. 

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

Kit Baum
 
> 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.

> 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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