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Re: st: Looping or macro needed??? - Followup question


From   Sarah Elizabeth Edgington <sedging@ucla.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Looping or macro needed??? - Followup question
Date   Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:30:19 -0700

.
The clear command is not wiping out the log statement. Since you don't provide info on what you actually did or in what way it isn't working I can't give you any guidance on what is actually going wrong with what you've done.

Whether you make one log or eight is entirely a matter of personal preference. If you wanted to you could even do both by using the name option on one of the logs (see -help log- for more info on that).

Let's assume you want to do eight separate logs. Your setup might look like this:

foreach s in aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh {
       log using "P:\ProjectName \logs\logforMat070809_`s'.log", replace
       use  "P:\ProjectName \Mat070809_`s'.dta, clear

       ...

       log close
}

-Sarah



At 07:28 AM 6/3/2011, Jennifer A Hoff wrote:
OK I got the loop working  - Thanks Nick!


Next question is how to deal with making a log file

Do I put the log statement outside the loop and make one log file
containing results of all 8 datasets?
Or do I put the log command inside of the loop and make a log file for
each?

Neither seems to be working on my first attempts.
Is the clear command wiping out the log statement?



foreach s in aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh {
       use  "P:\ProjectName \Mat070809_`s'.dta, clear
       ...
}

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