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st: RE: RE: Inputting arbitrary text files into Stata datasets


From   "Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Inputting arbitrary text files into Stata datasets
Date   Thu, 17 Oct 2002 08:51:03 -0400

Nick Cox, in response to Roger Newson (various extracts)

> 
> I think quotes are easier than you think. Compound double
> quotes don't do any harm beyond adding some visual complexity
> to what you read. If this is not true for you, there's a bug
> somewhere.
> 

This is a problem.  Consider:


	. local x `

	. di "`x'"
	`

	. di `"`x'"'
	`"'


	. di "`"
	`

	. di `"`"'
	`"'

--Nick Winter
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