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Re: st: issue with forvalues/foreach


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: issue with forvalues/foreach
Date   Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:27:38 -0800

Hi Ivica,

Try:

forv i = 1/30 {
	use `"F:/project/data/dataset_`i'"', clear
	compress var1 var2
	save `"F:/project/data/dataset_`i'b"', replace
	clear
}

It's probably a good idea not to permanently modify your data files (so adding "b" to the end of the filename should make it easier to distinguish the two).  Also notice the use of "/" instead of "\" in the file path.  Using the "/" character will work on all platforms, and avoids some of the problems that you faced.

HTH,
Billy


On Dec 13, 2012, at 8:21 AM, Rubil Ivica wrote:

> Dear Statalisters:
> 
> When I to run the following (two artificial examples just to illustrate
> the issue)
> 
> forvalues i = 1(1)30 {
> 	use "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta", clear
> 	compress var1 var2
> 	save "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta", replace
> 	clear
> }
> 
> or for instance
> 
> foreach country in croatia albania {
> 	use "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta", clear
> 	compress var1 var2
> 	save "F:\project\data\dataset:`i'.dta", replace
> 	clear
> }
> 
> Stata returns
> 
> file F:\project\data`i'.dta not found
> 
> It seems strange to me that Stata "forgets" the exactly specified path:
> "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta" in the first example 
> and
> "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta" in the second example.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Ivica Rubil
> Ekonomski institut || The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
> Trg J. F. Kennedyja 7, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
> tel. +385-1-2362-269 || fax. +385-1-2335-165
> irubil@eizg.hr || www.eizg.hr
> 
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