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Re: st: How to replace .docx file?


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: How to replace .docx file?
Date   Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:17:34 -0600

You're welcome. Don't you agree that Stata documentation is much
easier to follow that R's? ;)

-- Stas Kolenikov, PhD, PStat (ASA, SSC)
-- Senior Survey Statistician, Abt SRBI
-- Opinions stated in this email are mine only, and do not reflect the
position of my employer
-- http://stas.kolenikov.name



On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you, Stas, you are right. Problem solved.
>
> Friedrich
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com> wrote:
>> -real scalar replace- indicates that this must be a number, rather
>> than a string, as you specified. The help file says that anything
>> non-zero would be considered, in Stata's tradition of logical
>> expression evaluation, to be true. So you instead need to write
>>
>> _docx_save(dh, "example.docx", 1)
>>
>>
>> -- Stas Kolenikov, PhD, PStat (ASA, SSC)
>> -- Senior Survey Statistician, Abt SRBI
>> -- Opinions stated in this email are mine only, and do not reflect the
>> position of my employer
>> -- http://stas.kolenikov.name
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am experimenting with the creation of .docx files and don't know how
>>> to specify the -replace- option. According to -help mf__docx-,
>>> documents are saved with this command:
>>>
>>> _docx_save(dh, string scalar filename [, real scalar replace])
>>>
>>> Take this example, adapted from -help mf__docx-.
>>>
>>> * Create a document
>>> mata:
>>> dh = _docx_new()
>>> end
>>>
>>> * Add some text
>>> mata:
>>> _docx_paragraph_new(dh, "Some text")
>>> end
>>>
>>> * Save file
>>> mata:
>>> res = _docx_save(dh, "example.docx")
>>> end
>>>
>>> * Replace file
>>> mata:
>>> res = _docx_save(dh, "example.docx", replace)
>>> end
>>>
>>> The last command results in an error message.
>>>
>>> . * Replace file
>>> . mata:
>>> ------------------------------------------------- mata (type end to
>>> exit) --------------------------------------
>>> : res = _docx_save(dh, "example.docx", replace)
>>>                  <istmt>:  3499  replace not found
>>> (0 lines skipped)
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> r(3499);
>>>
>>> I tried different variations of the -replace- option with the same
>>> result. What am I doing wrong?
>>>
>>> Friedrich
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