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st: AW: display _request(macname)


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: display _request(macname)
Date   Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:17:28 +0100

<> 


Why even bother to use -_request-? You could simply pass this as an argument
to the -do- command, as in [U], section 16.4.



HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Carl
Mastropaolo
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 3. Februar 2010 16:13
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: display _request(macname)

Hi

I am modifying a .do file graciously sent by Tirthankar so that the .do file

requests the alpha value to be applied for a specific analysis.  I would 
like to run the file and then enter an alpha value at will using the command

on the console.

I am using the display _request command.  Execution of the command stops the

.do file, as it should, awaiting the entered value for alpha.  After I enter

the alpha value, the .do file runs to completion perfectly except it always 
uses an alpha value which I had previously entered.  If I start anew with a 
fresh STATA session, running the .do file, even after entering a value at 
the prompt, results in the error message "alpha not found".

Obviously, the value I am entering on the console is not being preserved by 
STATA.

Any help?

Thanx,
Carl 

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