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Re: st: maybestupid

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: maybestupid
Date   Wed, 03 Mar 2004 09:13:30 -0500

At 03:00 PM 3/3/2004 +0100, Andreas Aschbacher wrote:
Now I know why I posted this "stupid" question  :

 -qui sum var1
 -scalar s = r(sum)
works as well as :
 - qui summ var1
 - scalar s = r(sum)

I know about qui and summ(arize),
but why does delineation 1) work as well ?????? /same results
I am a little bit confused !
thanks for help
andreas aschbacher
-sum- and -summ- are both abbreviations for -summarize-; it isn't like there is a separate -sum- command which means "add things up."

But abbreviations can be pretty confusing sometimes! I try to minimize their use in notes I provide to my students, although I'll be as lazy as possible when just doing my own stuff.

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