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st: RE: RE: using data off the web


From   "Rodrigo Alfaro A." <ralfaro@bcentral.cl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: using data off the web
Date   Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:49:40 -0400

Following Nick's suggestion you could write a small ado-program if you
use "insheet" and "the web" a lot. For example, I used to download files
from internet (think in a long list of files). I can do that from Stata
(in a loop), but sometime one of the files was corrupted then the
program stops there. Here is my code that prevents that, you could use
it to write your "insheet2".  
 
program ccopy
    syntax anything
    _getfilename `anything'
    local file = r(filename)
    cap copy `anything' `file'
end 

Rodrigo.



-----Mensaje original-----
De: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] En nombre de Nick Cox
Enviado el: Lunes, 14 de Abril de 2008 12:18 p.m.
Para: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Asunto: st: RE: using data off the web

In the interim: -copy- followed by -insheet- is what I would recommend,
as -copy- can use internet addresses. 

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

David Airey

I know that "use" allows using Stata .dta files from the web, but if a
site has "insheet"-like data (and nothing else), it would be nice if I
could insheet from the http site, like you can "use" from an http site.


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