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Re: st: do-file on dataset not currently used by Stata


From   "Martin Weiss" <Martin.Weiss1@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: do-file on dataset not currently used by Stata
Date   Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:35:11 +0100

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Have you had a look at -tempfile-? Also note that you can start a second, third... instance of Stata...

HTH
Martin
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:49:40 -0400
> Von: postkarte <postkarte@gmail.com>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: do-file on dataset not currently used by Stata

> Dear statalist,
> 
> Is it possible to execute a do-file or several commands on another
> dataset than Stata is currently using?
> 
> I came across this problem when working with two datasets (auxiliary
> and main), where the auxiliary serves to create variables at several
> levels of aggregation and then transfers the variables into separate
> files, that are subsequently matched on a one-to-many basis with the
> main dataset. Instead of running the auxiliary and its resulting
> datasets in several windows and then switching to the main dataset for
> the merge commands, it would be very nice if the auxiliary dataset
> commands could be controlloed from the main dataset window, as a sort
> of "meta"-Stata. This is no problem in SAS, but I could not figure out
> if this can also be done in Stata?
> 
> Many thanks for your suggestions,
> 
> Frederic
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