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st: use tempfile


From   "Lythgoe, Dan" <D.Lythgoe@liverpool.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: use tempfile
Date   Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:24:53 +0000

Dear Statalist,

Apologies in advance for such a simple question but I am struggling with this one. I want to -use- a temporary file stored using -tempfile- if an argument is true(/false), but am clearly missing something as I can't seem to get STATA to -use- the temporary file:


/*===begin===*/
local arg "yes"

preserve
tempfile tempresults
	gen X = 1
save "`tempresults'"

if "`arg'" == "no" {
	restore, preserve
}
else {
	use `tempresults', clear
}
/*===end===*/

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Dan Lythgoe




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