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Re: st: local variables and running do files


From   Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez <perez.jorge@ur.edu.co>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: local variables and running do files
Date   Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:31:37 -0400

You can use global macros, instead of local macros. Global macros are
not erased when the execution of the do-file is finished.

global var "var1 var2"
sum $var

_______________________
Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez




On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Maria Ana Vitorino
<vitorino@wharton.upenn.edu> wrote:
> Dear statalist users,
> I would like to run a do file in batches (i.e. a few lines at a time)
> but it seems that then the local variables that I defined in the
> beginning do not carry over ...
> Any solution for this?
>
> Here is some output for a simple example so that you can better
> understand what is my issue.
>
> Thanks!!
> Ana
>
>
> . do "/var/folders/Xn/Xnl4Mq-lGR4-mNII1zm-Wk+++TI/-Tmp-//SD17268.000000"
>
> . sum
>
>     Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min        Max
> -------------+--------------------------------------------------------
>         var1 |        24        12.5    7.071068          1         24
>         var2 |        24        36.5    7.071068         25         48
>         var3 |        24        61.5 7.071068         50         73
>
> . local var "var1 var2"
>
> .
> end of do-file
>
> . do "/var/folders/Xn/Xnl4Mq-lGR4-mNII1zm-Wk+++TI/-Tmp-//SD17268.000000"
>
> . sum `var'
>
>     Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min        Max
> -------------+--------------------------------------------------------
>         var1 |        24        12.5    7.071068          1         24
>         var2 |        24        36.5    7.071068         25         48
>         var3 |        24        61.5 7.071068         50         73
>
> .
>
>
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