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Re: st: Possible to change the working directory automatically (for instances when work is done on different computers)?


From   Mike Wazowski <mike.wazowski@ymail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Possible to change the working directory automatically (for instances when work is done on different computers)?
Date   Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:36:57 -0700 (PDT)

type

cret list

you have a bunch of system values stored there, for example i have:

                  c(os) = "Windows"
               c(osdtl) = "64-bit"
        c(machine_type) = "PC (64-bit x86-64)"
           c(byteorder) = "lohi"
            c(username) = "mike"


if any value is different between the two computers, you could code something like

if c(username)=="mike" {






--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com>
> Subject: st: Possible to change the working directory automatically (for instances  when work is done on different computers)?
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 3:24 AM
> Hello,
> I work from my office, but nearly everyday I take things
> home to do as
> well using an external hard drive. The setup of the folders
> on the
> external harddrive is exactly the same as on my work
> computer, but
> obviously the full pathname is different.
> 
> Whenever I use STATA I usually open of the program, then
> open the
> do-file I am working on. At the top of the do file, the
> first thing
> that is written is a change directory command "cd
> *******\Project_1"
> , and then there are commands to read in the data and so
> on.
> 
> At the moment I have two cd commands written on each
> do-file one under
> each other. One refers to the work pathname, and one refers
> to the
> home one.
>  If I am at work I run only the work cd command, and if I
> am at home
> the work one. This works reasonably well but it is annoying
> that I
> can't ever run the whole do file because I first have to
> check that
> the correct cd command is written. Also sometimes the
> external
> harddrive goes in different usb slots, which messes up the
> pathname
> system.
> 
> My question is: Is there any way to set the working
> directory to the
> one where the do-file came from, without explicitly stating
> the
> pathname ?
> Does anyone else have a good system that works from them if
> they
> frequently work on different computers?
> 
> Cheers
> Anna
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