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st: using pwd in an if statement
If I am in a directory, say C:data\scholar\Hannah, and I type
I get an error message, as one might expect.
I am just learning to use .do files for the bulk of my analyses and data
manipulations, a la Svend Juul's great book. I usually try to -cd- to
the relevant project directory somewhere near the begining of a .do
file, then open the data file.
But if I am *already in* that directory when I run the .do file, Stata
gives the same sort of error:
unable to change to Hannah
end of do-file
capture cd Hannah
Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
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