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


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Difference btw "clear" & "drop _all"
Date   Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:19:41 -0000

This is a good technique to look at the 
code of an .ado. Another is 

. findfile clear.ado
. type `r(fn)' 

or 

. doedit `r(fn)' 

and the same idea can be applied for
any command defined by an .ado. In total
that's usually less typing. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Haas, Roy W
 
> Clear is implemented as an "ado" file. Type
> 'which clear'
> to find its path, e.g., "C:\Stata8\ado\base\c\clear.ado"
> then type 
> 'type path_name'
> and you will see it drops everything, not just variables.

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