Stata The Stata listserver
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: RE: Using the word "From" at the beginning of the sentence [was: Modelling two binary outcomes that are not mutually exclusive by Murray Finkelstein]


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Using the word "From" at the beginning of the sentence [was: Modelling two binary outcomes that are not mutually exclusive by Murray Finkelstein]
Date   Sat, 27 Nov 2004 19:24:07 -0000

I've seen lines chopped before, including my own, 
but not diagnosed this as one (the?) source of the problem. We'll 
add this to the Statalist FAQ, although I dare say 
it's going to be a bit difficult to remember. It is
difficult enough for people to remember the plain text 
rule. 

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

Renzo Comolli replied to 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).

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index