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

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: Re: RE: Re: Using backslash in macros |

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Thu, 7 May 2009 19:41:31 +0200 |

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HTH Martin _______________________

To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:36 PM Subject: st: RE: Re: Using backslash in macros

Martin referred you to an article by me, which is certainly pertinent.Note that this issue is thoroughly ventilated in the manuals at [U]18.3.11.The bottom line for you is to use forward slashes for Windows filepathdelimiters. Stata will happily translate.N.B. what you call macrovariables are in Stata called local macros. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Martin Weiss http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0042 Steinar FossedalI'm having problems combining macrovariables when the first macro ends with a backslash. Apparently, the end backslash is not included, and the following macro is not unpacked. This is not a problem if the two macros do not follow each other directly. The example below illustrates the problem: local indatadir e:\data\stata10\ local table mytable di "indatadir <`indatadir'>" di "table <`table'>" // Backslash missing, macro `table' not unpacked: di "`indatadir'`table'" // Backslash ok and `table' unpacked when adding a sign (any letter) behind the first macro: di "`indatadir'_`table'" The result is as follows: local indatadir e:\data\stata10\ . local table mytable . . di "indatadir <`indatadir'>" indatadir <e:\data\stata10\> . di "table <`table'>" table <mytable> . . // Backslash missing, macro `table' not unpacked: . di "`indatadir'`table'" e:\data\stata10`table' . // Backslash ok and `table' unpacked when adding a sign (any letter) behind the first macro: . di "`indatadir'_`table'" e:\data\stata10\_mytable What is the reason behind this, and how can I work around it?* * 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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**References**:**st: Using backslash in macros***From:*Steinar Fossedal <steinar.fossedal@gmail.com>

**st: Re: Using backslash in macros***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**st: RE: Re: Using backslash in macros***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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