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st: Re: Difference btw "clear" & "drop _all"


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Difference btw "clear" & "drop _all"
Date   Fri, 19 Mar 2004 16:25:57 -0500

try typing  -help drop- or -help clear- : there is a full explanation of
what -clear- does compared to just -drop _all- .

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Nomorenook@netscape.net>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 4:14 PM
Subject: st: Difference btw "clear" & "drop _all"


> Hi all,
>
> I am a newbie to STATA and I have a question regarding "clear" and "drop
_all".
>
> According to STATA, these two are supposed to be the same. However, if I
use "clear", even my matrices are deleted from the memory, as opposed to
"drop _all", which just deletes the variables but maintains matrices in the
memory. Can anyone tell me more about the differences between these two
commands?
>
> Thank you very much!
>


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