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


From   Tim Scharks <tim.scharks@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, martin.weiss1@gmx.de
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: problem calling macros using file write in a program
Date   Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:00:35 -0700

Martin, per your lowest, yes, should be -file close results-, my
sloppy pasting from multiple files.

And yes, the global specification solves it perfectly, thank you! Tim

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
>
>
> 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
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