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st: -replace- should not be use with temporary files (was: Comparing datasets)


From   "Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To   "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: -replace- should not be use with temporary files (was: Comparing datasets)
Date   Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:44:18 +0900

Steven Samuels wrote (excerpted):

. . . Technical support told me that "replace" should not be used when
saving temporary files.

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This is news to me.  I use -replace- all of the time with temporary files.
What did StataCorp technical support say was the matter with using
-save . . . , replace- with temporary files?

Joseph Coveney


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