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st: Function that writes the location of the current do-file ?


From   "Sergio Correia" <sergio.correia@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Function that writes the location of the current do-file ?
Date   Thu, 1 Jun 2006 15:57:04 -0500

Dear all,

Usually, when writing a do file, the first lines are like this:

clear
set mem..
set more off..
cd c:/project/data  // !!!!!!

The problem is that, when using the do files on different computers,
or giving the data + do-files to a colleague, they have to change each
do-file to match the location of the data (ie, change cd
c:/project/data to cd "c:/my documents/john/reviews/data")

My question is, is there a way to do something like

cd `currentdofile'

Where `currentdofile' gives the path to the do file currently running.

Assuming that the do files are in a folder like c:/project/prg , then I can
cd ..
cd data

And I don't longer have to update locations if the path changes.

I'm aware that other languages do this, but i don't know if there is
any way to do this in Stata.

Thanks,

Sergio
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