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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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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/

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