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RE: st: RE: list in stata8


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: list in stata8
Date   Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:17:53 -0000

Edwin Leuven
> 
> > That is indeed a problem if you want to -list-
> > 333,828 observations.
> 
> It has never been a problem, so don't ridicule my point
> 
> Obviously I just want to look at my data, but I don't want 
> to type l in 1/100 
> or something like this
> 
> There is no reason for the speed of list to depend on the 
> size of my data
> 
> If I type l, stata should just start spitting out the data
> 
> This is what stata 7 did, and this is what stata 8 should do
> 
> It's just a buggy implementation of list afaic
 
Setting aside my (failed) attempt at humour: 

-list- has to know about all the data it is listing 
before it can decide on format. It cannot _not_ start 
emitting as soon it goes through the data. That is 
the price to be paid for some features. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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