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Re: st: RE: saving enumerated file names at the end of a loop-more info


From   "T.J. Volant" <tjvolant@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: saving enumerated file names at the end of a loop-more info
Date   Sat, 24 Feb 2007 18:37:30 -0800 (PST)

Thank you all for the suggestions. I was able to solve
the problem by naming all the files 1,2,3 etc instead
of file1.dta, file2.dta. The body of the programs is
very simple though. Nothing with i or anything. All
that the program does is to drop, gen, and replace
variables.

Tj


--- "Rodrigo A. Alfaro" <raalfaroa@gmail.com> wrote:

> I deal with the long-directories in the following
> way: typing at the 
> beginning
> the directory where I am going to work...
> 
> cd "c:\My Personal Files\My Really Personal Data\My
> Secret Place"
> 
> then you can fix your program with
> 
> use file`i', clear
> save file`i', replace
> 
> Rodrigo..
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "T.J. Volant" <tjvolant@yahoo.com>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 6:30 PM
> Subject: Re: st: RE: saving enumerated file names at
> the end of a loop-more 
> info
> 
> 
> > Thanks, but it doesn't work. The problem persists,
> so
> > weird.
> >
> >
> > --- Rajesh Tharyan <R.Tharyan@exeter.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Sorry forgot the link to the explanation ..
> >>
> >> See this link
> >>
> >> How do I assign multiple backslash characters to
> >> macros in Stata?
> >>
> >>
> >
>
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/lang/backslash.html
> >>
> >> also there have been previous posts on this
> problem
> >>
> >> hth
> >> rajesh
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On
> >> Behalf Of T.J. Volant
> >> Sent: 23 February 2007 19:39
> >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >> Subject: st: saving enumerated file names at the
> end
> >> of a loop
> >>
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> I'm running a program through bunch of files(
> >> file1.dta, file2.dta, etc) I am opening them and
> >> would
> >> like to save them as replace. It opens fine, but
> >> saving doesn't work.
> >>
> >> My code:
> >>
> >> forv i=1(1)48 {
> >> use "C:\WINNT\Desktop\file`i'.dta"
> >>
> >> * body of the program *
> >>
> >> save "C:\WINNT\Desktop\file`i'.dta", replace
> >> clear
> >> }
> >>
> >> When it saves, it only saves file.data, not
> >> file1.dta,
> >> etc. Why?
> >> Thank you very much in advance,
> >>
> >> Tj
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
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