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

P.S. "locale" is just a word convenient for discussing this issue. Don't
expect to find it used by other Stata authors, let alone in StataCorp
documentation. 

Maarten Buis
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No, a run of a .do-file is in Stata defined as a session, so when the
.do-file is done the session ended and the local macro ceased to exist.

Andrea Bennett
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I don't quite see the point where I go wrong. I would like to use  
local macros in a do-file for regressions (e.g. -local main "female  
income age age2"-, then -reg `main'-). However, these local macros  
seem to be available only during the execution of the do-file.  
Whenever I want to refer to these macros via the console it doesn't  
work anymore. -macro list- then shows me that the local macros are not  
present anymore. However, if I manually enter the local macro in the  
console it stays there and can be referred to later (even after - 
clear-).

I know I could work with global macros but I would prefer to have  
something like session macros so that I could also use them via  
console but which would then get deleted when clearing the memory  
(opposite to global macros which would continue to work).




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