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Re: st: loop over file names


From   "Tim Wade" <wadetj@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: loop over file names
Date   Wed, 7 Jun 2006 10:46:24 -0400

As an alternative to changing "\" to "/", you can also add a second
backward slash "\\", e.g., : "insheet using c:\\`i'.txt" .

Tim



On 6/6/06, Wanli Zhao <zhaowl@temple.edu> wrote:
I just cannot find the old thread about this.
I have some files called 1993.txt ... 2003.txt.

1. I want to insheet the files by "foreach" or "forvalues".
If I do:
forvalues i of 1993(1)2003 {
insheet using c:\`i'.txt
...
}
It is not working. I also tried other ways and cannot figure how. Invalid
syntax.

2. within each file processing, I need to do "gen year=`i'"

3. after the processing, I need to save the file as ...\`i'.dta.

I am obviously stuck at the "insheet" step but maybe I need to change 2 and
3 also? I appreciate your help. Thanks.

Wanli

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