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st: AW: local macro


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: local macro
Date   Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:48:49 +0200

<> 

As you said yourself, -global-s will serve you better, if you really want to
run the do-file piecewise. I think the distinction is very clearly set out
in [U], 18.3.3. which you can access as a Stata 11 user in your pdf manuals.




HTH
Martin

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Ekaterina
Hertog
Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. April 2010 17:18
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: local macro

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  

-- 
Ekaterina Hertog (née Korobtseva)
Career Development Fellow
Department of Sociology and Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
University of Oxford

27 Winchester Road
Oxford
OX2 6NA
United Kingdom


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