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st: RE: Out-of-date commands
You have answered your own question. The only way
to see a manual entry for commands that are out-of-date
is to find a manual for a version in which that
command was current.
Sometimes, but not always, the on-line help remains
available far beyond a command's obsolescence.
-for- (meaning Stata's -for-, not Mata's -for-) is
an example in which documentation is indeed elusive.
One story behind this is that the implementation
of -for- is now widely regarded as a Bad Idea.
That still leaves needs like yours unsatisfied.
On the whole, however, there are very few
commands for which that is true.
> Is there a way to see a manual entry for commands that are
> I am reading code written by a colleague that used the -for-
> command and
> when I went to the online help I was told to look at -foreach- and
> -forvalues-. I checked in -help undocumented- but that also
> didn't have
> an entry for -for-. I managed to track down a v6 manual, without it I
> wouldn't have been able to read the code.
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