Dear Dr. Murray Finkelstein,
In response to your message
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2004-11/msg00813.html
You can't use the word "From" at the beginning of any sentence otherwise the
Statalist parser hosted by StataCorp will cut the message at that point,
split your message in two, delete that line and post two separate messages.
I surmise that given that you used the word "From" in the very first
sentence, the parser discarded one of the two pieces as empty.
I have known this for quite a while, still it is easy to forget. I started
with "From" just a couple of days ago. So here is an example of what happens
in general. The following two pieces belong to a posting of mine (there was
a sentence starting with "From" in the middle)
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2004-11/msg00803.html
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2004-11/msg00804.html
This "feature" is the reason why most people put a sign of some sort before
the "From" when they quote a message in their reply.
Perhaps this could be added to the Statalist FAQ (if it has not been added
already).
Best,
Renzo Comolli
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