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RE: st: issue with forvalues/foreach


From   "Rubil Ivica" <irubil@eizg.hr>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: issue with forvalues/foreach
Date   Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:36:05 +0100

William, what your suggested does not work either, even after
sustituting "/" for "\".





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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of William
Buchanan
Sent: 13. prosinac 2012 17:28
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: issue with forvalues/foreach

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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