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From   "Plummer, Dale" <dale.plummer@vanderbilt.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: St: Programming question, local macros
Date   Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:37:25 -0500

Could someone please explain the following behavior?  I'm running fully
up to date Stata 8.2 on Windows 2000.

In a program I have the following statements (with responses
interspersed):

. local x = -4
. display `x'
-4
. local xsq=`x'^2
. disp `xsq'
-16

I kind of expected xsq to have the value of 16 rather than -16.

Thanks in advance.
--
Dale Plummer
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
S-2323 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2158
 

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