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AkankshaGuestNovember 23, 2020 at 12:26 pmPost count: 118
Hello Sir, Thankyou for creating such a wonderful command. Sir, I have been using asdoc for months now, suddenly it is showing some error related to directory. I tried correcting it but not happening. please help..
The current directory is not writable! The current working directory is C:\WINDOWS\system32 asdoc cannot write to this directory. As a solution, you can change to another directory with command cd For example, try creating a folder results in drive C:, change to that directory, and retry your asdoc command. mkdir c:/results cd c:/results asdoc reg hhid countAttaullah ShahKeymasterNovember 23, 2020 at 12:33 pmPost count: 69
The message of asdoc is quite detailed and reports a possible solution to the problem. Let me discuss first the circumstance why this happens, and then discuss the solution.
Why this message is shown
asdoc first checks whether it can write output to the current directory. By default, Stata sets the installation folder as a working directory. This might be a system folder where write-protection is enabled. If asdoc cannot write to this directory, it will not proceed further and generate the error message.
What is the solution
The solution is to create a directory where you can the write-permission. Once the directory is create, you can change to that directory by typeing
Suppose you created a directory in C folder with the name results, then to change to that directory, type this in Stata
And then use asdoc.
asdocx is now available
A more powerful and flexible version of asdoc is now available. I call it asdocx. You may like to check the details here https://fintechprofessor.com/asdocx
Please do remember to cite asdoc. To cite:
Tables were created using asdoc, a Stata program written by Shah (2018).
Shah, A. (2018). ASDOC: Stata module to create high-quality tables in MS Word from Stata output. Statistical Software Components S458466, Boston College Department of Economics.
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