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RE: st: r(files) only with dta files

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: r(files) only with dta files
Date   Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:29:54 +0100

Note that -fs- must be installed from SSC for any of this to work. 


Johannes Geyer

You can use wildcards " * ".


help fs

there you find an example:

fs *.dta

> I have the following problem, I want to run a loop on all the dta
> files in a directory, I currently have the following code, but am
> having difficulties because I get an error when a do file is included
> in the r(files) macro. Is there anyway I can run this only on .dta
> files? My code is as following...
> log using jfilesearch, replace
> fs
> foreach var in `r(files)' {
> clear
> use `var'
> capture, describe *gdp*
> }
> log close

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