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st: Need help with working with multiple files


From   Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Need help with working with multiple files
Date   Mon, 27 May 2013 15:19:41 -0400

Hi
I am trying to find a way to work multiple files successively.
I have multiple large files(really large) placed in different directories
I am trying to find a way to load each file into stata, complete bunch
of same datamagement tasks,create  a new file from it and places them
in a common folder

I could use a dofile and do something like

clear
use c\data\dataset-1
datamagement tasks
datamagement tasks
datamagement tasks
save c\data\dataset-1_new
clear
use c\data\newdata\dataset-2
datamagement tasks
datamagement tasks
datamagement tasks
save c\data\newdata\dataset-2_new
clear

But is there an elegant and simpler way to do it given that I have
nearly 15 files to do data management tasks.

Can we use foreach loop / forvalues loop or anything like that .Please suggest




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Thank you ,
Yours Sincerely,
Mike.
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