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RE: st: Adding -nocons- to -mlbeta-
You may be on to something important there. Well
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Richard
> Sent: 24 May 2005 23:36
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: st: Adding -nocons- to -mlbeta-
> At 10:38 PM 5/24/2005 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
> >The upper case N just flags minimally acceptable
> >abbreviation and has no consequences for what
> >it does.
> 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
> 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-.
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