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RE: st: Help with Reading Arguments for Do-File
Many people have been bitten by this at precisely your
stage, but it is wrong to blame the manuals. I find
at [U] 18.3.1 (p.200 of Stata 9 edition) that the key
difference between left and right single quotes is explained
when local macros are introduced.
Note also that Stata is not being awkward here. As references
to local macros can be, and often are, nested, without some
asymmetry of delimiters syntax like
would be hopelessly ambiguous.
> Thanks, the quotation marks were indeed the source of my problem.
> Unforunately, the manual does not make that clear.
> Its only the quotations..
> to use a macro you need to write `1' , not '1' ( " ` " is in some
> keyboards a "french grave accent" or something like that)
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