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RE: st: AW: estout "could not open file"

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: AW: estout "could not open file"
Date   Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:47:43 -0000

I have a comment and a question. 

First, people should specify their platform explicitly in advance if
it's pertinent to their question. "64 bit" does not do that. 

Second, the implication here seems to be that " " are essential on OS X
even if a filename contains no embedded spaces. I don't have OS X to
test that (my loss) but I'd be surprised if that were true. 


R. Jamil Jonna

Thanks Martin,

But that hint doesn't really help OS X users. If your are a mac user,
the solution is to use quotation marks around the path and to let STATA
create the file. For example,

. regress partratio empratio exratio popinv
. estout using "/Users/XXX/Documents/regress.txt"

This will create the file "regress.txt" for you in the defined place. No

On Feb 9, 2010, at 4:46 AM, Martin Weiss wrote:


R. Jamil Jonna

> I'm using the 64 bit version of stata 10 and I'm trying to use estout
> export some regressions to a text file but I keep getting the file
> not be opened" message. I tried changing the permissions on both the
> individual file and the folder to no avail. I also searched the
archives and
> while some people had somewhat similar problems, none seemed directly
> applicable. 

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