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Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 13:52:52 +1000 |

Dear Mike & Kieran, Thank you both for your quick replies and solutions. This was exactly what I wanted. It will make my life much simpler! Thanks so much Anna On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Mike Wazowski<mike.wazowski@ymail.com> wrote: > ugh, something went wrong with first reply, anyway, kieran's solution is more elegant, but for the sake of completeness: > > 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" { > di "home computer" > cd .... > } > else { > di "work computer" > cd .... > } > > > > --- 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 >> * >> * 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/ >> > > > > > > * > * 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/ > * * 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/

**References**:**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>

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