In Stata, how do I save outputs in an external file?
Stata can store the outputs and/or the history of typed
commmands using the
.log captures both commands and output,
.cmdlog command stores the stream of executed
Suppose you wish to save all commands and output into a text file
myoutput.txt in the
directory. The first step is to open a log file and begin storing,
.log using command:
text option above writes the log file in
ASCII format; the default is the SMCL (Stata Markup and
Control Language) format. The
replace option overwrites
an existing file. To append the log file, use
To stop saving the log and close the file, enter:. log close
To save the commands only, use the
To close the file, enter:. cmdlog close
Note: Be aware that the
command always saves the log in ASCII format.
You may suspend logging using either
.log off or
.cmdlog off . To resume logging, use either
.cmdlog on .
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Last modified on October 19, 2012.