[Gretl-users] using open and outfile with strings

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Sun Nov 27 10:35:48 EST 2016


On Sun, 27 Nov 2016, Matteo Pelagatti wrote:

> Hi again,
>
> now I cannot solve this simple problem. Is it possible to open data files 
> with "open" or create a text file with "outfile" using an already defined 
> string with path and file name?
>
> Something like
>
> string pf = "c:/path/file.ext"
>
> open pf
>
> outfile pf
>
> (this does not seem to work)

That should actually attempt to open a file named "pf". To get the 
value of the string named "pf" substituted into the command-line, 
use the @-apparatus:

string pf = "c:/path/file.ext"
outfile @pf --write

Allin


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