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st: Re: RE: Syntax syntax


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: RE: Syntax syntax
Date   Tue, 18 May 2004 15:59:51 -0400

If you want to see what was typed for the option, you also need double
quotes, not just the single quotes for macro expansion:

display "`preffect'"

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "DOMINIC MUSTON" <DOMINIC.MUSTON@lshtm.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:00 PM
Subject: st: RE: Syntax syntax


> Thanks for that Nick. (And so quick too!) I'm afraid I made a rather
> crucial typo in my email. The command that follows "syntax ..." is
> actually:
>
> display `preffect'
>
> ie: with the quotes.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Dominic
>
> From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
> To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Subject   st: RE: Syntax syntax
> Date   Tue, 18 May 2004 19:40:09 +0100
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
>
> After this syntax, what is specified
> in -preffect()- will be visible as `preffect'.
> This will be a string (emphatically not
> a string variable). The ` ' are essential.
>
> di preffect
>
> by itself will be interpreted as
> a reference to a variable -preffect-,
> in fact to -preffect[1]-, which evidently
> you don't have.
>
> If you don't have anything compulsory before
> the options the syntax should be
>
> syntax [, PREffect(string)]
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>


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