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Re: st: continue loop if file not found

From   Eric Booth <>
To   "<>" <>
Subject   Re: st: continue loop if file not found
Date   Fri, 6 May 2011 19:50:03 +0000

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- Eric
Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
Office: +979.845.6754
On May 6, 2011, at 2:45 PM, Patricio Cuarón wrote:

> Hello. I have a do script that loops through some .dta files with
> dates on the filename, does some math in each of them and stores the
> result in a postfile. If the loop encounters a missing file, ie
> there's a date with no .dta file associated, the loop fails on // use
> filename`date'.dta // ("file filename32.dta not found"), even if I
> call the .do file with the nostop option. Is there any way to make
> stata continue the script, iterating the loop, if no file is found?
> I've searched the list and used google, but I couldn't find an answer.
> This is my first stata do-file so forgiveme if I ask something
> obvious.
> Thanks!
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