Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: RE: RE: user input as scalar value


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: user input as scalar value
Date   Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:03:34 +0200

Is it at all possible to add a dialog box to this? The request could easily
go overlooked...

Martin Weiss
_________________________________________________________________

Diplom-Kaufmann Martin Weiss
Mohlstrasse 36
Room 415
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

Fon: 0049-7071-2978184

Home: http://www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de/cms/index.php?id=1130

Publications: http://www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de/cms/index.php?id=1131

SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=669945


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:53 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: user input as scalar value

Yes, you can do this. 

A canonical exchange within the do file is 

di "Enter value for foo: " _request(foo) 

after which local foo contains the value typed. 

See -help display-. 

I'd rather take arguments from the command line, but that's a matter of
taste. 

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

Rajesh Tharyan

I have a do file, wherein I have a few scalars which I am using to
expand,
loop , as cutoff limits etc. Is it possible to have the do file 
prompt the user to input the value of the scalar, so that I do not have
to
make the changes to the do file.

Suppose I had a do file like

Scalar a=5
......
Expand a
.......

Can I get stata to prompt the user like 

Enter the value for expansion : 
that input then gets stored as a
The code executes..


*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index