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st: Re: single quotes -- NOT!!!


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: single quotes -- NOT!!!
Date   Thu, 10 Apr 2003 11:31:39 -0400

On Thursday, Apr 10, 2003, at 02:33 US/Eastern, Friedrich wrote:

- --- "Christopher W. Ryan" <cryan@binghamton.edu> wrote:
What are those two little quote-like symbols around the v
in the command?
They are single quotes. See [U] 21.3.1 (Stata 7 and Stata 8).
Commands such as local foo = `bar' + 1

do not involve a pair of single quotes! On the left is a backquote, or backtick -- usually in the northeast corner of the keyboard -- and on the right is a single quote, usually on the double quote key. If you do not use the backtick properly, no Stata program will work !

Kit

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