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RE: st: Transfering a large set of Stata tables into Excel

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Transfering a large set of Stata tables into Excel
Date   Tue, 25 Nov 2008 21:00:46 -0000

Unless these files are enormous, have you considered -append-ing them?
If you want to compare their results once, you might well want to do it


Austin Nichols

Rachel <>:
The -file- command is how I would approach this, but -estout- and
-xml_tab- from SSC are also well-suited to this type of task.

file open x using tmp.xls, write
global Datasets "dataset1 dataset2 dataset35"
foreach l of global Datasets {
 use `l', clear
 file write x _n `"`l'"' _n
 foreach v of varlist var1-var3 var8-var11 var17-var25 {
  su `v', meanonly
  file write x _n "`v'" _tab "`: di %9.3g r(mean)'"
file close _all

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Rachel <> wrote:
> I'm performing the -su- command on a series of variables in each of a
> large set of datasets.
> The command looks like
> global Datasets "dataset1 dataset2....dataset35"
> foreach l in $Datasets {
> use `l'
> di in red "`l'"
> su var1-var3 var8-var11 var17-var25
> clear
> }
>  I need to transfer all the resultant tables (maybe 35 of them) into
> Excel.  From what I understand, the Copy Table right-click command
> only works on a single table at a time , so I have to copy them one by
> one, correct?  But because the running display only stores up to a
> certain number of lines, I have to do it as the command is running.
> Is there another better way to transfer all these tables into Excel
> than copying and pasting them one by one?

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