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st: RE: RE: RE: [programming] using -if- in do file

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: [programming] using -if- in do file
Date   Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:45:17 -0000

> Nick [Winter]: 
> I think  -syntax anything- may actually achieve what I want 
> inside an .ado
> file as you suggest. I was not aware of the "anything" argument. It
> apparently is not in the manual (at least I can't find it)  
> - but it does
> appear in the -help-. I see a whole new vista of 
> possibilities now that I
> know about this trick. Thanks for the suggestion.

-syntax anything- was added to Stata 7.0 
on 6 Dec 2001 as is indicated in the help 
for -whatsnew-. That's why it is not 
documented in the manual. 

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