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Re: help [was: st: Re: saveold]


From   edoardo masset <edomasset@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: help [was: st: Re: saveold]
Date   Mon, 3 Nov 2003 10:38:12 -0800 (PST)

You are all right. My version of stata was not
updated, now I can see the 'intercooled' option. Sorry
about posting this trivial problem. And thank you all
for your help.



--- Elizabeth Allred <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu> wrote:
> When I type -help saveold- in I get this. It does
> show intercooled.
> 
> 
> help for saveold 
>                          manual:  [R] save
>
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Save datasets as version 7 format
> 
> saveold [filename] [, nolabel replace all
> intercooled ]
> 
> 
> Description
> saveold stores the dataset currently in memory on
> disk under the name 
> filename.  The dataset is saved in
> Stata's version 7 format.
> 
> 
> Options
> 
> nolabel omits value labels from the saved dataset. 
> The associations 
> between variables and value label
> names, however, are saved along with the dataset and
> variable labels. 
> It is unlikely that you will ever want to specify
> this option.
> 
> replace permits save to overwrite an existing
> dataset.  replace may not 
> be abbreviated.
> 
> all is for use by programmers.  If specified,
> e(sample) will be saved 
> with the dataset.
> 
> intercooled instructs Stata/SE to write the dataset
> in the Intercooled 
> Stata format, after verifying that
> there are no variables longer than str80.  You
> should rarely need this 
> option; see help SpecialEdition for details.
> 
> 
> 
> edoardo masset wrote:
> 
> > When I type help saveold, I get the options
> below,i.e.
> > the option 'intercooled' does not appear. The
> problem
> > is I dont have the manuals with me, and I thought
> that
> > displaying all options (including 'intercooled'),
> if
> > this is possible, when typing 'help saveold' could
> be
> > useful.
> > 
> > 
> > Options
> > 
> >     nolabel omits value labels from the saved
> dataset.
> >  The associations between
> >         variables and value label names, however,
> are
> > saved along with the dataset
> >         and variable labels.  It is unlikely that
> you
> > will ever want to specify this
> >         option.
> > 
> >     replace permits save to overwrite an existing
> > dataset.  replace may not be
> >         abbreviated.
> > 
> >     all is for use by programmers.  If specified,
> > e(sample) will be saved with the
> >         dataset.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> > 
> >>edoardo masset
> >> 
> >>
> >>>As a short comment. A full list of all available
> >>>options for each command when using help, would
> >>>be...helpful.
> >>
> >>I am unclear what you mean here. 
> >>
> >>It's my understanding that that's exactly what the
> >>help 
> >>tries to do. What in general or in particular
> >>does not satisfy this criterion? 
> >>
> >>Nick
> >>n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> >>
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