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st: inputst can't find file

From   Devra Golbe <[email protected]>
To   statalist <[email protected]>
Subject   st: inputst can't find file
Date   Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:14:45 -0400

I am having trouble with Roger Newson's wonderful stcmd suite (from SSC). inputst can't seem to find the file I would like to convert. Pasted below is a log in which I confirm the StatTransfer path, the file locations, etc. Can anyone spot my mistake?


. *confirm that these are the latest versions of of stcmd
. which inputst
*!Author: Roger Newson
*!Date: 07 August 2008

. which stcmd
*!Author: Roger Newson
*!Date: 06 August 2008
. *confirm that the path is set correctly
. macro dir StatTransfer_path
C:\Program Files\StatTransfer9

. dir "C:\Program Files\StatTransfer9\st.exe"
95.4k 1/20/08 17:20 st.exe .
. *confirm that the data file is where I think it is
. dir d:\data\buybacks\outsiders2DG.csv
84.7k 8/14/08 15:07 outsiders2DG.csv
. inputst "d:\data\buybacks\outsiders2DG.csv" Stat/Transfer command submitted:
"C:\Program Files\StatTransfer9" "d:\data\buybacks\outsiders2DG.csv" stata "C:\DOCUME~1\D
> evra\LOCALS~1\Temp\ST_00000006.tmp" /y
Temporary datafile not created: C:\DOCUME~1\Devra\LOCALS~1\Temp\ST_00000006.tmp
Stat/Transfer did not run successfully
file not found

Devra L. Golbe, Professor of Economics
Hunter College CUNY

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