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st: postfile error


From   Jacob Wegelin <jwegelin@vcu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: postfile error
Date   Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:17:08 -0400 (EDT)

I am trying to use post, postfile, etc. I have copied the following syntax directly from the help file, but it returns an error, as documented below. What am I doing wrong?


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Single-user Stata for Macintosh perpetual license:
Serial number: 6410042608
Licensed to: jwegelin
Virginia Commonwealth University Dept of Biostatistics

Notes:
1. (-set memory-) 10.00 MB allocated to data
2. (-set maxvar-) 5000 maximum variables
3. New update available; type -update all-

. do "/Users/user/Documents/currentWork/Rstuff/isc_Misc/StataWork/try.do"

. postutil clear

. tempname memhold

. tempfile results

. postfile `memhold' funny str20 using "`results'"
"/var/folders/HR/HRdt7XjbGC4gfgEM2M7yWE+++TM/-Tmp-//S_04578.000001 invalid name
r(198);

end of do-file

r(198);

.

Thanks for any enlightenment

Jake

Jacob A. Wegelin
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Virginia Commonwealth University
730 East Broad Street Room 3006
P. O. Box 980032
Richmond VA 23298-0032
U.S.A. http://www.people.vcu.edu/~jwegelin
jwegelin at vcu dot edu
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