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RE: st: Identifying the do-file source code of tables and graphs


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Identifying the do-file source code of tables and graphs
Date   Tue, 2 Sep 2008 23:55:02 +0100

Sergiy is quite right to draw attention to this thread which raised
several relevant ideas. 

An even simpler idea that may be too obvious to mention, but I will
anyway, is that keeping all files for a project together in a single
folder or directory can make many cleverer tricks redundant. I often
forget to do this, but then I have only myself to blame for the
consequences.... 

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

Sergiy Radyakin

Look for an older thread "Does a do file know it's name?", e.g. here:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-08/msg00584.html

As far as I know - you have to define the filename either in that file
(e.g. as a local) or in the calling program, which probably calls each
of your individual do files (e.g. as a global).

If you use xml_tab for output, it is convenient to have sheets named
as do-files, and you then have a single Excel file with all your
tables. You can append tables from multiple .do files to a single
output file, so you can form your report step-by-step.

Michael McCulloch

> I'm preparing a long paper which includes tables and graphs generated
by
> code from an (also very long) do-file. Is there a simple way to append
to
> those tables and graphs the originating do-file's file name and the
file
> number where that code would be found?

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