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st: RE: Pasting several lines into 'stata command'


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Pasting several lines into 'stata command'
Date   Thu, 23 Jun 2005 00:23:29 +0100

This sounds like MS Windows. It is best 
to specify which operating system you 
are using when detailing such commands. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Philipp Rehm
> Sent: 23 June 2005 00:17
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Pasting several lines into 'stata command'
> 
> 
> Recently, there was a message making statalist users aware that it is 
> possible to pastd several lines into stata's command window 
> (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-05/msg00131.html).
> However, this didn't seem to work for me (stata 8.2). Here is the - 
> undocumented - way how it works: instead of copy-pasting with ctrl+c 
> (ctrl+v), you need to copy-paste with ctrl+insert (shift+insert).
> As was noted before, one can also directly type multiple 
> lines into the 
> command window, by ending each line with ctrl+enter (but it 
> is not clear 
> why you would like to do that).
> 
> This greatly facilitates working with an external text-editor. You 
> simply write your do-file in whatever program you like, copy the 
> relevant section (with ctrl+insert), and paste it into the command 
> window (shift+insert).
> 
> Philipp
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