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RE: st: local variables and running do files


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: local variables and running do files
Date   Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:41:02 +0100

You must change 

sum `var' 

to 

sum $var 

as Jorge did explain. 

It's a matter of taste, but I wouldn't use global macros here; I would pass arguments to do-files as in my previous. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Maria Ana Vitorino

I tried global macros but it does not work either...
Thanks,


. do "/var/folders/Xn/Xnl4Mq-lGR4-mNII1zm-Wk+++TI/-Tmp-//SD17268.000000"

. global 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

.
end of do-file


On Oct 28, 2011, at 2:31 PM, Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez wrote:

> 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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