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st: RE: Saving global variables for future Stata sessions


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Saving global variables for future Stata sessions
Date   Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:47:08 -0000

Communication is easier if you follow Stata's 
terminology. By "global variable" I guess you
mean "global macro". 

If you want to save global macro contents with
datasets I believe that you must do it indirectly. 

You mention .do files. A variant on that is to 
add global definitions to your profile.do file, 
or to have a file 

-------------------------- myglobal.do 
global foobar "foobar" 
global buzz "fuzz"
global answer = 42
-------------------------

and then to have within -profile.do- 
a command 

do myglobal 

Alternatively, save a global as a characteristic (good), 
or in a variable (poor style, but may be practical). 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Rachel
 
> Is there any program or built-in command that can do this. I'm looking
> for some way other than simply saving the macro declarations as a do
> file and running them each time I open a new session.

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