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Re: st: list in stata8
Edwin Leuven <email@example.com> and others have discussed their
preference for the old behavior of the -list- command. StataCorp
is listening. We see that
- speed of listing,
- old style output,
- and/or minimal typing
are issues for some Stata users, while others are happy with the
new behavior of -list-.
Alan Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Nick Cox <email@example.com>
point out that you can create your own personal ado file that
performs -list- with combinations of the options -nocompress-,
-clean-, and possibly -separator(0)- to obtain desired results.
However, to make it even easier for you, our plan is
1) leave Stata 8 -list- as is. Several other official Stata
commands rely on the new prettier output of -list- in
order to display their output, and many users prefer the
2) in the next executable update provide two helper commands
-flist- with minimal abbreviation -fl- that provides a
-clist- with minimal abbreviation -cl- that provides a
So, for those needing speed or different format, you would type
-fl- or -cl- instead of -l-.
Feel free to contact me with your comments on this matter.
Ken Higbee firstname.lastname@example.org
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