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Re: st: RE: RE: tabstat: how to save...
You have a remarkable ability to not follow the sound advice you receive and
then complain about things not working. If you would just actually use the
exact code that is posted, you would have far fewer problems.
-tempname- and -local- are two different commands that do different
hings. -tempname- will create a local macro that can then be used to name
objects like scalars. Please read -help tempname- .
Your line of code -local incidnsum- does nothing -- it assigns nothing to
the local macro called incidnsum.
Please follow the advice you get from Statalist EXACTLY before you send in
more follow-up posts about things not working.
----- Original Message -----
From: "b. water" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:41 AM
Subject: RE: st: RE: RE: tabstat: how to save...
The reason I said what I said is when I did:
. do "C:\DOCUME~1\waterb\LOCALS~1\Temp\STD02000000.tmp"
. local incidnsum
. sum incidn, meanonly
. scalar `incidnsum' = r(sum)
= invalid name
end of do-file
. help scalar
revealled some example on how to use scalar, where none was put in Stata
quotes ` '. This led me to surmise that it is probably version issue of
scalar syntaxes. But on closer look I realised that perhaps you are
referring to may lax ( due to ignorance) use of -local- rather -tempname-
in my -do- file, and consequently having to use -scalar- without `'. Is
this what you meant by your warning? Although I think your warning refers
to [P] Macro, I would appreciate if you can direct me to the pertinent
reference in the manuals if this is assumption was not correct.
Nevertheless, I have used your exact example using -tempname- and -scalar
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