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Re: st: save "`table1'"


From   Rongrong Zhang <r05zhang@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: save "`table1'"
Date   Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:12:32 -0500

Thank you Phil!

Yes , before save "`table1'", there was
tempfile table1

save "`table1'"

but I ran line by line, why did I get
++++++++++++++

. tempfile table1

.
end of do-file

. do "C:\Users\rzhang\AppData\Local\Temp\STD00000000.tmp"

. save "`table1'"
invalid file specification
++++++++++++++

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2013, at 12:27 PM, Rongrong Zhang <r05zhang@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I got a sample program in which it has a line
>>
>> save "`table1'"
>>
>> notice ` symbol? I wonder if that is a typo
>
>
> The characters ` and ' denote expansion of a local macro.  In this case, table1 is the macro name, and this is presumably defined somewhere above in the program or do-file.  For more information, see [U] 18.3 Macros.
>
>
> -- Phil
>
>
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