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Sun Yutao <yutao.sun.statalist@outlook.com> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
RE: st: get the current path |

Date |
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:52:46 +0200 |

Thank you for replying. I'm writing an ado-file and it needs an object (a class I wrote), but the thing is the class also can (and will) be used by other ado-files (and end-users can use it if they want), so I don¡¯t really want to put the class definition and the ado part in one file... (I purchased "an introduction in stata programming" but it's still on its way...so if you know a solution from the book you could also point out for me from the book...many thanks!! Best regards, Sun Yutao -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:28 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: get the current path Strictly, what I mean is that programs defined by ado-files can call other programs defined by ado-files, and so on, and should point out that how programs are defined is secondary here. (A program _could_ be defined interactively, although few ever are unless they are very short.) Nick On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > I think the short answer is that > > 1. You, the user, can always keep track of what you are using. > > 2. It's equally true that what is being executed is not accessible to > the user as a single path, not least because it need not be one. Given > that do-files can call other do-files, and so on, and do-files can > call ado-files, and so on, and ado-files can call ado-files, and so > on, there can easily be a complicated nested hierarchy. So, the > current do-file may be uniquely defined if there is just one, but it's > not a Stata concept given the possibility of a hierarchy. > > Any way, what difference would it make? > > Nick > > > On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Sun Yutao > <yutao.sun.statalist@outlook.com> wrote: >> Hello everyone, >> >> Does anyone know how to get the current path of the file that is >> being executed? i.e. if c:/foo/bar.do is being executed, then how do >> I know by some command that it's c:/foo/ >> >> I don¡¯t need the working dir... * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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