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Re: st: Do Files and Arguments


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Do Files and Arguments
Date   Mon, 8 Apr 2013 01:20:09 +0100

You could use a global.

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 8 April 2013 01:14, Erika Kociolek <ekociole@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> My question is related to .do files and passing arguments to them.
> Let's say that I have a file called master.do, and the .do file I want
> to run from master.do is called routine1.do.
>
> Here's the syntax in the file master.do:
>
> local quarter 2
> cd C:/Directory/MyDirectory/Q`quarter'_2012/
>
> do routine1
>
>
> Here is the syntax in the file routine1.do :
>
> use ../Q`quarter'_2012/mystatafile.dta, clear
>
>
> I don't want to have to define the local "quarter" in all of the .do
> files that I want to call and run in master.do. Is there any way to
> pass along the quarter argument to files called in the master.do file?
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