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re: st: AW: estout "could not open file"


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: st: AW: estout "could not open file"
Date   Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:35:56 -0500

<>
Nick said

Second, the implication here seems to be that " " are essential on OS X
even if a filename contains no embedded spaces. I don't have OS X to
test that (my loss) but I'd be surprised if that were true. 


So Nick will not be surprised to see that no quotes are 'essential':

. estout using /users/baum/documents/stata/blahblah.txt
(output written to /users/baum/documents/stata/blahblah.txt)

They are essential on any *nix system (incl Mac OS X) if and only if there are embedded spaces in the filespec. 

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


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