Stata The Stata listserver
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: RE: RE: -help- vs. -whelp-


From   Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: -help- vs. -whelp-
Date   Tue, 11 Nov 2003 11:54:06 -0500

Okay, how about this:

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."


Lee

Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Cox [mailto:n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 11:30 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: -help- vs. -whelp-
> 
> 
> You're correct; I think this goes back to Stata 7. 
> 
> The explanation, as I understand it, is that 
> 
> . whelp foobar 
> 
> is a convenience abbreviation for 
> 
> . view help foobar 
> 
> Evidently Stata Corp decided in a few cases -- 
> although they're all important -- that the 
> behaviour you describe was more natural, 
> and thus sacrificed consistency. (At this 
> point some may want to quote Emerson.) 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> Friedrich Huebler
>  
> > The help file for some commands can only be displayed with 
> -help-. For 
> > example, -whelp ado- and -whelp update- don't display the help file 
> > but execute -ado- and -update- in the Stata Viewer. Stata 
> has behaved 
> > this way since the release of version 8.0.
> 
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
> 
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index