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


From   "Wallace, John" <John_Wallace@affymetrix.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: single quotes -- NOT!!!
Date   Thu, 10 Apr 2003 09:17:35 -0700

The backtick is ascii code 96 (on my keyboard its northwest, shifting it
gives the ~ character, ascii 126).

-----Original Message-----
From: Kit Baum [mailto:baum@bc.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 8:32 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: single quotes -- NOT!!!


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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