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

To |
<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: RE: problem calling macros using file write in a program |

Date |
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:24:53 +0100 |

<> As soon as you use a -global-, the problem goes away: ************* clear* cap erase OLSresults.txt di in r _rc prog writeit file open results using OLSresults.txt, write replace file write results `"$model"' file close results end glo model Model 1. All states, no controls. writeit type OLSresults.txt ************* See [U], 18.3. HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss Sent: Mittwoch, 17. März 2010 00:19 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: RE: problem calling macros using file write in a program <> That -local-, as the name somewhat implies, only exists locally, hence not within your -program-. BTW, should it not be -file close results-? HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Tim Scharks Sent: Dienstag, 16. März 2010 23:32 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: problem calling macros using file write in a program Hi everyone, long time reader, first time asker. I would very much appreciate any light you could shine on this problem. I am trying to write a short program to routinize my results output using file write. Here is a short example of the function I am trying to automate: local model "Model 1. All states, no controls." file open results using OLSresults.txt, write replace file write results `"`model'"' file close test This works fine--my specified file has the local macro text written to it and I know how to customize with tabs, new lines, and my regression results. However, I would think that the above routine could be made even simpler with a program that would execute from within the .do file. I have already written a small program in this manner to add stars for significance to my regression output using a series of if statements with tests on the p values file write commands. Therefore I thought this would work: program define writeit file open results using OLSresults.txt, write replace file write results `"`model'"' file close test end local model "Model 1. All states, no controls." writeit Obviously the program would be longer with more steps to make it useful. But even as written here executing the program writes nothing to my file--with the replace command it wipes it clean but doesn't write anything!?! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tim * * 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**:**st: problem calling macros using file write in a program***From:*Tim Scharks <tim.scharks@gmail.com>

**st: RE: problem calling macros using file write in a program***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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