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st: RE: version control and ambiguous abbreviations


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: version control and ambiguous abbreviations
Date   Wed, 16 Nov 2005 15:22:13 -0500

Ramani Gunatilaka writes (in part):
> global basefactors = "ln_pcy02 chgln_pcy ln_pcy02_sqd age agesq edyrs
> male single divorced widowed ethmin cpmem unempld r_health workhrs
> finassets hhdebt Anhui Chongqing Gansu Guangdong Guangxi Guizhou Hebei
> Henan Hubei Hunan Jiangsu Jiangxi Jilin Liaoning Shaanxi Shandong
> Shanxi Sicuan Xinjiang Yunnan Zhejiang" /*independent variables in
> standard equation*/
> global m: word count $basefactors /*number of independent variables*/
>
> - foreach x of local sec{
> - use `fname`x'', clear
> = use c:\CHINA\uricevar02, clear
> - keep happy $basefactors
> = keep happy ln_pcy02 chgln_pcy ln_pcy02_sqd age agesq edyrs male
> single divorced widowed ethmin cpmem
> > unempld r_health workhrs finassets hhdebt Anhui Chongqing 
> Gansu Guangdong Guangxi Guizhou Hebei Henan
> >  Hubei Hunan Jiangsu Jiangxi Jilin Liaoning Shaanxi Sh
> Sh ambiguous abbreviation
> *****************
> Can someone please help? I'd be very grateful.

It stopped where basefactors ends... The last variable it found was "Sh" 
because you used the = sign, which limits the # of characters. And "Sh"
is ambiguous.

Do it as 
  . global basefactors "ln_pcy02 chgln_pcy ..." 
and it should work.

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