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st: Writing out Names with special signs or words


From   "Akihito Tokuhara" <akitoku4@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Writing out Names with special signs or words
Date   Thu, 16 Mar 2006 14:48:48 -0600

Dear Statalist members,

I have some trouble trying to write out the names into a separate text file,
not writing in log file. I use the command filewrite, etc. without problem.

But the names may have idiosyncratic signs, or sub-words which Stata interprets
as (probably) built-in related commands or , such as "divident", "series", "PIF", etc.


A small number of names are listed below, with numbers added for easier reference:

/* ----------------------------------------------- */
(1) 1 MAJ-ZAVR`NI RADOVI U GRA?. AD BL
(2) 1. MAJ-DRVODJELSKA AD BANJA LUKA
(3) Vara~dinska banka d.d.
(4) }eljezara Split d.d.
(5) SEVEROC. PLYNAREN.
(6) HB-Wesminster Rt.
(7) AGRIMILL-AGRIMPEX GABONAFELDOLGOZÓ ÉS GABONAKERESKEDELMI RT.
(8) BUDAPESTI ELEKTROMOS MŰVEK RT. (ELMÜ RT)
(9) BUDAPESTI INGATLAN HASZNOSÍTÁSI ÉS FEJLESZTÉSI RT.
(10) JSCB "Ukrsotsbank"
(11) Joint-Stock Ship Company "Ukrrichflot"
(12) OJSC "Dniprovagonmash"
(13) ÉSZAK-MAGYARORSZÁGI ÁRAM- SZOLGÁLTATÓ RT. (ÉMÁSZ RT.)
(14) BT&T LIFE Ltd.
(15) ZTS VYSKUMNO - VYVOJOVY USTAV KOSICE, A.S. /V SKRATKE: ZTS VVU KOSICE,
(16) `IPAD - 10 AVGUST AD VLASENICA
(17) `IPAD AD DOBOJ
(18) `IPAD AD TREBINJE
(19) `IPAD-KOMERC AD SOKOLAC
(20) `IPAD-KRAJINA AD BANJA LUKA
(21) `IPAD-STOLAR AD BIJELJINA
(22) `IPOVO AD `IPOVO
(23) `IT AD `AMAC
(24) `TAMPARIJA ISKRA AD DERVENTA
(25) `UMAPRODUKT AD KASINDO
(26) `UMAUSLUGE AD GRADI`KA
(27) }ELJEZNICE RS AD, DOBOJ
(28) }ITO AD VI`EGRAD
(29) TGK AD KAKMU}-PETROVO
(30) "CDC POINT - S.P.A. (ANCHE IN FORM
(31) Pleter PIF
(32) Beteiligungs- und Wohnungsanlagen GmbH & Co OEG, dividend rights certificates
(33) Erste Finance (Jersey) (3) Ltd., Series I Preference Shares
/* ----------------------------------------------- */

Problem 1: Sometimes, a single quote. like in #1, 15, 17, 27, 30 as in list above,
causes Stata to stop.

Problem 2: Some words, like Series, divdent or PIF (see # 31, 32 and 33 above)
gives error message as "option not allowed".


I tried many combinations of double quotes, but still cannot write out those names.
If I use command "outfile", then all names are written out as is.


Is there any way to do it with command "file write" ?

Thanks in advance.

Akihito Tokuhara

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