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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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st: AW: Really basic question |

Date |
Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:51:34 +0100 |

<> Well, several things really. First, type -doedit- and you get a window that lets you store a basic text file which you can subsequently -run- by going to "Tools- Run". Type, for instance, -sysuse auto, clear- in there and see what happens when you -run- that. Now you argue that you do know how to operate Stata from the dialog boxes. If that is true, then you can simply copy from Stata`s review window via right-click and paste into the editor opened via -doedit-. Assemble a few of your commands there, and -run- them and see what happens. Even easier: Choose your commands that you want in the command file (hold down ctrl while selecting so you can select non-contiguous areas of commands in the review window), right-click and select "Send to Do-File Editor". What I pick up between the lines in your post is that you think a do-file must have some "magic" component which makes it a do-file. But it is usually no more than a collection of Stata commands, interspersed with comments (add "// " to the beginning of a line). when you save it (File-Save as), the file extension ".do" is appended, but that is it, really... All this advice is assembled in -help contents_programming_dofiles-, BTW. If you want examples of professional do-files, try the collections of data that come with Stata Press books, for instance http://www.stata-press.com/data/mus/mus.zip Finally, let me give you an example so you can get started faster. Copy it into the window opened by -doedit- and -run- and see how that works out... ******* sysuse auto, clear regress price weight turn rep78 test _b[turn]==2 estat hettest ******* I am forwarding this to the list. Feel free to reply to the list, making sure that you post as "text-only" along the way... HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: Ted Fuller [mailto:fullertd@vt.edu] Gesendet: Freitag, 20. Februar 2009 18:19 An: Martin Weiss Betreff: Really basic question Martin, I have a really basic question. I am used to using Stata with dialog boxes, but I think it would be useful to use command files. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to do that by reading the documentation available in the "help" EG Help - Contents - Basics - Syntax. Actually, I think I could figure out how to write (most of) the commands, but I can't figure out where to store them. Then, having stored them, I'm not sure how to tell Stata to run just a few lines that of code that I have stored. Can you give me some pointers? Thanks! Ted Fuller Theodore Fuller Department of Sociology (0137) Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone: 540/231-8969 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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