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Re: st: maybestupid


From   "Andreas Aschbacher" <aa_surf@gmx.at>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: maybestupid
Date   Wed, 3 Mar 2004 15:23:46 +0100 (MET)

Experience is a hard teacher
because she gives the test first,
the lesson afterwards

thanks


> > Now I know why I posted this "stupid" question  :
> > 
> > 1)
> >  -qui sum var1
> >  -scalar s = r(sum)
> > works as well as :
> > 2)
> >  - 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 !
> 
> In the same vein...
> 
> qui su var1
> scalar s = r(sum)
> 
> would also work, the point I think you've missed is to do with the
> abbreviation of 
> commands.
> 
> All three examples are 'expanded' by Stata to read
> 
> quietly summarize var1
> scalar s = r(sum)
> 
> The key is to look at the letters in the syntax diagram for the command
> you are using 
> which are underlined (see man -summarize-).  These indicate the minimum 
> abbreviation of the command name that is allowed.  Thus the man page for
> -describe- 
> underlines just d (formatting ommited to avoid enriching the text) so....
> 
> d
> de
> des
> desc
> descr
> descri
> describ
> describe
> 
> are all the same to Stata in the same way as -sum- and  -summ- invoke the
> same 
> command (i.e. -summarize-)
> 
> HTH's
> 
> Neil
> Neil Shephard
> Genetics Statistician
> ARC Epidemiology Unit, <a
href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=University&v=55";>University</a> of Manchester
> neil.shephard@man.ac.uk
> neil.shephard@mindless.com
> 
> "Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it
> were so it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's
> logic" - Tweedledee (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
> 
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