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Re: st: How to make macro variables last an entire session?


From   Philipp Rehm <Philipp.Rehm@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to make macro variables last an entire session?
Date   Mon, 28 Aug 2006 19:44:15 +0200

-global- may be what you are looking for. See "help global"

global base "lncgdp s n popuned popprimed popseced pophighed openc"

regress "$base"

HTH,
Ph


rhanig2@uiuc.edu wrote:
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to define or save macro variables so they last for an entire stata session and not just while the do-file is running. I've been defining macro variables  as is below with the local command where the command `base' substitutes for all the variables in quotes below for example. But if I run the local command, and then later highlight some line of code with `base' and "do" it, then Stata no longer associates `base' with the set of variables. Anyone know any ways around this problem? I've tried saving using global macros and that doesn't seem to help.

local base "lncgdp s n popuned popprimed popseced pophighed openc"

regress `base'

Thanks,
Ross


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