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RE: st: run stata in a batch mode using do file


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: run stata in a batch mode using do file
Date   Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:52:45 +0000

Thanks...you are right. It was a shell error. 
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> From: brendan.halpin@ul.ie
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: run stata in a batch mode using do file
> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:37:43 +0100
>
> On Wed, Sep 19 2012, tashi lama wrote:
>
>> $ stata -b do try1; firm(93619)
>> stata isn't happy and returns -ksh: syntax error: `(' unexpected
>
> This isn't a Stata error, it is a shell error: the shell doesn't like
> the parentheses (and will interpret the semi-colon as starting a new
> command). You would be better to do something like this
>
> $ stata -b do try1 93619
>
> where try1.do calls the try1 program like this:
>
> try1, firm(`1')
>
>
> Brendan
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