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st: RE: bys


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: bys
Date   Fri, 21 Apr 2006 18:55:07 +0100

I guess that whatever you do a main header will still be displayed
after the first group header. 

I think this needs a change to Stata, e.g. an option added 
to -bysort- specifying a header. 

Alternatively, it may be possible indirectly, 
by calling a program (or do file) that displays
a header, then fires up a byable program, but 
at first sight the passing of arguments would be
somewhat awkward.  

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

Fred Wolfe
 
> I am interested in displaying a title for an analysis program 
> that is byable.
> 
> However, when I write the Stata code for the title it is 
> executed once for 
> every by group. Is there a way within such a program to 
> execute the display 
> code only once? Would using _byindex() == 1 work to do that?

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