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Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus


From   Leny Mathew <lenymathewc@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus
Date   Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:40:39 -0500

I've always had the same problem when merging files. I get around it
by creating a data folder under C:. So all my data sets are
C:\Data\mydataset\file1
No spaces in the folder names, so no errors!


On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Michael N. Mitchell
<Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings
>
>  Indeed, Anders has identified the exact issue... My practice was to save
> the file into the same folder, just specifying a file name, and never bumped
> into this. However, this is a better way to approach this and I have asked
> the kind people at UCLA ATS stat consulting to update the program when they
> have a chance.
>
>  In the meanwhile, you can store the file into the current folder (by just
> specifying a file name) and then you could use the -copy- command to copy
> the file to another location as needed.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Michael N. Mitchell
> Data Management Using Stata      - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/dmus.html
> A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/vgsg.html
> Stata tidbit of the week         - http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com
>
>
>
> On 2010-12-20 7.29 AM, Anders Alexandersson wrote:
>>
>> Evelyn, I can reproduce the problem using Stata/SE 11.1 for Windows (32
>> bit).
>>
>> The -stata2mplus- command is a user-written program by Michael
>> Mitchell. You may also want to consider the user-written command
>> -runmplus-.
>>
>> There appears to be a small problem in -stata2mplus- on line 40 which,
>> I think, should read:
>> outsheet using "`using'.dat" , comma nonames nolabel `replace'
>>
>> Your workaround was good because it was simple and it worked. You
>> should be able to rename directories (folders) and files without
>> having to use a USB stick.
>> Another workaround is to fix the code on line 40. If you do this, then
>> I suggest you also rename the program on lines 7 and 8 to something
>> else, for example to -stata2mplus2-, and add a comment at the top. You
>> would then use the modified program.
>>
>> Anders Alexandersson
>> andersalex@gmail.com
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010, Evelyn Ersanilli<evelyn.ersanilli@qeh.ox.ac.uk>
>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> I've been experiencing some problems with converting a file from Stata to
>>> Mplus using the 'stata2mplus' command
>>> The problem is that the command does not seem to accept spaces in the
>>> destination file/folder name.
>>> The normal Stata strategy of using quotation marks doesn't seem to work
>>> I've tried:
>>>
>>> stata2mplus using  "C:\My Documents\Pilot 2" , replace
>>> invalid 'Documents'
>>> r(198);
>>>
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> I've found a work-around by putting the file on a USB stick so that I can
>>> lose the 'My Documents' part, but I feel that there must be a better way.
>>> Any suggestions?
>>
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