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RE: st: Adding -nocons- to -mlbeta-
At 10:38 PM 5/24/2005 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
I try to avoid these "no" syntaxes because they confuse me - but I believe
the effect of capitalization is greater than that in this case. If you have
The upper case N just flags minimally acceptable
abbreviation and has no consequences for what
then macro `cons' contains nothing or else it contains "nocons".
But if instead I say
then macro `nocons' contains nothing or else it contains "nocons".
In other words, capitalization doesn't just change the minimal abbreviation
- it changes the name of the local macro too. Part of Clive's problem may
be that he is referring to `nocons' when he should be referring to
`cons'. That is why I think he should just forget about using macros for
now and just try to get it working.
option_descriptor_optionally_off is discussed on p. 410 of the Stata 8
Programming Manual and also in the online help for -syntax-.
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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