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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   Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:39:46 -0800

Hi Ivica,

If replacing the "\" characters with "/" characters didn't work before (see previous post below), but is working now: 

"Thanks, Maarten, your suggestion works perfectly fine.
So, I should change the obviously bad habit of using backslash instead
of slash."

You might have some other underlying problems, since it should have worked the first time as well.  If you run into the same issue again in the future, you might want to consider emailing Tech Support to make sure there aren't any problems with the installation on your computer.

HTH,
Billy

On Dec 13, 2012, at 8:36 AM, Rubil Ivica wrote:

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