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st: local macro


From   Ekaterina Hertog <ekaterina.hertog@sociology.ox.ac.uk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: local macro
Date   Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:17:49 +0200

Dear all,
I was wondering if you could help me clarify something about local macros. I use Stata 11. I have a log do file with probably 100 regressions. I am essentially testing 2 models the 2nd one being an extension of the first in a sense that I use all the variables that proved important in the first model and add some new ones. To make editing easier once I finalised the first model I created a local macro which is a list of variables used in the first model and used it when running out the regressions of the second model. It works fine if I run my whole do file continuously. However, when I want to run just a few lines: e.g. the line with a local macro and some regressions a few paragraphs down which use the macro in question
Stata does not seem to recognise my local macro.
Here is a sample of my commands:
local streglist prsexratio2039 citotalgen osaka age agesq height weight income smoker withfam university goodhealth face3 sightprobl strongintnumb intsexratio streg `streglist' nodes desartokyo desosaka mindesinc if age<=40, dist(gamma) nolog I just wanted to confirm is it possible to use a local macro the way I was trying to and in that case what am I doing wrong? Or is it impossible and I should set a global macro instead?
I will be very grateful for any advice,
Sincerely yours,
Ekaterina
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Ekaterina Hertog (née Korobtseva)
Career Development Fellow
Department of Sociology and Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
University of Oxford

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