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RE: st: AW: Doubt on the exexcution of a do file?


From   Grace Jessie <gracejessie@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: AW: Doubt on the exexcution of a do file?
Date   Fri, 21 May 2010 10:21:43 +0000

Martin,
thank you for your help.
Adding a carriage return at the end of the last line works well.
BTW, if I open the do file I wrote  in the Stata-do-file editor and click 
the do button, it goes well no matter there is a carriage return or not.
Any difference?
 
Regards,
Grace 

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> From: martin.weiss1@gmx.de
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: AW: Doubt on the exexcution of a do file?
> Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 12:05:52 +0200
>
>
> <>
>
>
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> Stata needs to see a carriage return at the end of the -keep make- line,
> otherwise it will refuse to execute the line. So insert a blank line after
> it, or put the command -exit- on the next line, as recommended by J. Scott
> Long, in his book http://www.stata-press.com/books/wdaus.html on page 65.
> The latter strategy allows you to put an unlimited amount of comments on the
> lines following -exit-.
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Grace Jessie
> Gesendet: Freitag, 21. Mai 2010 11:34
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Doubt on the exexcution of a do file?
>
>
> Statalists,
>
> I wrote a do file and saved it as a do file named "dratf.do".Accidently, I
> found if there was no space after the last typing in the do file and I run
> the do file in the command window, the last typing in the do file will not
> be excecuted.
> For example,
>
> The contents of draft.do is,
> sysuse auto, clear
> keep make //note: there is no excess space after "make".
>
> I typed the following in the command window of Stata,
> do draft.do
>
> Unfortunely, the "keep make" was not exexctued.
>
> What is wrong?
>
> Hope for help.
>
> Regards,
> Grace
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