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Re: st: -save- a varlist

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: -save- a varlist
Date   Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:57:08 +0100

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Jeph Herrin wrote:
>  * per Austin's question, I can derive variables and save those
>     locally; I have many types of nested units, so generally I am
>     creating summary values for these different units (eg, patients,
>     physicians, hospitals) and want to save them out in separate files
>     for each type of unit. and there are some original variables (that I
>     didn't create) which I can also save locally because there is no
>     identifying data.

If I understand you correctly, you have sensitive data where
individuals can be identified, and for legal/contractual/ethical
reasons you cannot store that data locally on your computer. At the
same time having such a local copy would speed up some of your

Maybe using -tempfile- would provide a reasonable compromise. That
would allow you to store the datafile locally, but only for as long as
your .do file runs.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
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