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Re: st: Reading multiple .csvs from a folder

From   Matthew White <>
Subject   Re: st: Reading multiple .csvs from a folder
Date   Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:12:33 -0500

Let's say the directory that contains the .csv files is stored in the
local `directory'. This will store all .csv files in `directory' in
the local `csvs':

local csvs : dir "`directory'" files "*.csv"

See -help extended_fcn- for more details. If you want to apply a regex
filter, I think you'll have to loop through the files in `csvs'


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Vianney <> wrote:
> Hello collective wisdom,
> I was wondering if STATA has a means of reading all .csvs (or similar
> formats) from within a designated folder.
> Namely, instead of having to designate specific .csv *filenames*, I'd
> like to be able to designate a *folder* (and potentially apply a regex
> or regex-like filter for choosing specific .csvs from within said
> folder).
> I am essentially looking for the STATA equivalent of Python's GLOB [
> ;]
> Many thanks for your insights!
> Best regards,
> Vianney
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