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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? >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: file name problem with stata2mplus***From:*Evelyn Ersanilli <evelyn.ersanilli@qeh.ox.ac.uk>

**Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus***From:*Anders Alexandersson <andersalex@gmail.com>

**Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus***From:*"Michael N. Mitchell" <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>

**Re: st: file name problem with stata2mplus***From:*Leny Mathew <lenymathewc@gmail.com>

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