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Re: st: Do Files and Arguments


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Do Files and Arguments
Date   Mon, 8 Apr 2013 10:26:43 +1000

Alternatively you could pass the quarter as a argument to the do-files. See "[U] 16.4 Programming with do-files" for details.

Phil

On 08/04/2013, at 10:20 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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