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st: RE: Re: Transparent background in graphics
-search- does not in general bring up option names. That may
sound a limitation, but the converse would mean that in many
examples you would be swamped by false positives. Imagine
-search-ing for -generate- and getting a list of all the
commands with a -generate()- option. Also many option names
are intelligible when known, but difficult to guess in
advance. Naturally that doesn't rule out in principle
. search ..., options
i.e. keywords which are options would not be listed
unless asked for. In total I doubt that documenting
options would be worth the effort.
-findit- depends, in the case of stuff written by
users, on descriptions they put in package files.
Usually they do not include option details.
-search- depends on a database of keywords which
are in a set of files stata*.key. I've found StataCorp
very receptive to suggestions of extra keywords
or of fixes to these files, which can be and are
In this case something like
. search background color
would be a better bet; I've not read all the results
but it may well be that -bgcolor()- remains undocumented.
> --- Roger Newson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > At 13:22 18/05/04 -0700, Friedrich Huebler wrote:
> > >Try the undocumented option -bgcolor()-.
> > If this option is undocumented, then how do I go about finding more
> > about it? (I have tried "search bgcolor" and "findit bgcolor" and
> > found nothing. And I am using the very latest update of Stata 8.2,
> > ie the one dated 18 May 2004.)
> As far as I know, this option was first described on Statalist in a
> message by Vince Wiggins.
> By the way, -findit- and -search- also come up empty for documented
> options (e.g., -findit graphregion-).
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