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Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus
Date   Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:01:21 -0500

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Leny Mathew <lenymathewc@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!

And for those users that are restricted to C:\Documents and
Settings\USERNAME\ an old DOS command -subst- should help.
It does not require admin rights.

Best, Sergiy



>
>
> 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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