From Shige Song To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject st: question about macro Date Tue, 9 Mar 2004 03:22:24 -0800 (PST)

```Dear All,

I am haveing troubles with the length of macro, here is what I did

. levels(groups)
1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1131 1132 1133
1134 1135 1136 1141 1142 1143 1
> 144 1145 1146 1211 1212 1213 1214 1215 1216 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225
1226 1231 1232 1233 1234 1235 1236
> 1241 1242 1243 1244 1245 1246 1311 1312 1313 1314 1315 1316 1321 1322
1323 1324 1325 1326 1331 1332 1333
>  1334 1335 1336 1341 1342 1343 1344 1345 1346 2111 2112 2113 2114 2115
2116 2121 2122 2123 2124 2125 212
> 6 2131 2132 2133 2134 2135 2136 2141 2142 2143 2144 2145 2146 2211 2212
2213 2214 2215 2216 2221 2222 22
> 23 2224 2225 2226 2231 2232 2233 2234 2235 2236 2241 2242 2243 2244 2245
2246 2311 2312 2313 2314 2315 2
> 316 2321 2322 2323 2324 2325 2326 2331 2332 2333 2334 2335 2336 2341
2342 2343 2344 2345 2346
. local ind=r(levels)
. display "`ind'"
1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1131 1132 1133
1134 1135 1136 1141 1142 1143 1
> 144 1145 1146 1211 1212 1213 1214 1215 1216 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225
1226 1231 1232 1233 1234 1235 1236
> 1241 1242 1243 1244 1245 1246 131

As you can see, after extracting the contents of variable "groups" and put
the categories into a local macro "ind", more than half of the content was
truancated. Any idea about why, and more importantly, is there a way to
work around this?

I am running Stata 8.2 SE, by the way.

Thanks!

Best,
Shige Song
Department of Sociology, UCLA
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