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st: Re: Recognizing the full length of a macro
Your wish is granted :)
Since Stata 8, you can get the length of a macro by using the macro extended
local macrolen: length local macroname
I'm not sure why you need the index function given the variety of macro
extended string functions available, especially the new(ish) family of macro
list functions but also the subinstr, word count and word # functions.
type whelp macrolists and check out the functions there. Can you identify
something you can't accomplish with the available functions?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Wolfe" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 9:09 PM
Subject: st: Recognizing the full length of a macro
Stata SE allows a macro to have a length <= 1,081,511. However string
functions including length() and index() don't recognize lengths greater
Perhaps recognizing the full length of macro could be added to the wish
list. Until that time, however, I suggest this limitation be added to the
help limits and help strfun files.
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