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Re: st: truncate list


From   Paul Millar <paul.millar@shaw.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: truncate list
Date   Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:11:40 -0700

Hello Maria,

You can do several things to make you command continue over several lines.  Here are two:

a) use comments to connect the lines:
global set2 "statetotgps99 statetotpsychs99 /*
   */   clin_psychol mh_sa_socwrk /*
   */	sa_mh_cnslrs"

b) assign a delimit character
#delimit ;
global set2 "statetotgps99 statetotpsychs99 
	clin_psychol mh_sa_socwrk 
	sa_mh_cnslrs";
#delimit cr

- Paul Millar
Sociology
University of Calgary


----- Original Message -----
From: Maria Montez <montez@bu.edu>
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:18 pm
Subject: st: truncate list

> Hi!
> 
> Someone told me that if I split a list by typing /// where I 
> wanted it to
> split, then STATA wouldn't give me an error and I would be able to 
> see my
> entire list. Somehow this is not working (I'm using version 8). 
> I've shorten
> the variable names here. They are much longer in my actual program and
> that's why this would be very helpful.
> 
> So this is what I have written:
> 
> global set2 "statetotgps99 statetotpsychs99 ///
> 	clin_psychol mh_sa_socwrk ///
> 	sa_mh_cnslrs"
> 
> instead of writing:
> 
> global set2 "statetotgps99 statetotpsychs99 clin_psychol mh_sa_socwrk
> sa_mh_cnslrs"
> 
> Stata is giving me the following error:
> 
> .  global set2 "statetotgps99 statetotpsychs99 ///
> invalid syntax
> r(198);
> 
> Can someone tell me why I'm getting this error or if I should be using
> something else?
> 
> Thanks, Maria
> 
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