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Re: st: RE: trying local command

From   Michael McCulloch <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: trying local command
Date   Sun, 25 Feb 2007 15:38:27 -0800

Thanks Rodrigo; works just fine!
A minor question, if I might bother you: in the -gen- command line, what is the function of the character immediately preceding each local macro name "`"? On my computer, it's on the upper left corner of the keyboard, on the same key as tithe, "~".

*set obs 20
*gen x1 = 2
*gen x2 = 3

local truea0=1
local truea1=2
local truea2=3

gen ztreat=`truea0'+`truea1'*x1+`truea2'*x2

I hope this helps.



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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Monday, 26 February 2007 9:47 AM
Subject: st: trying local command

Hello Statalist members,
I'm working on learning the use of the -local- command. I'd like to
define a few variables, then manipulate them. I'm experiencing some
roadblocks with defining the terms. For example:

. local truea0="1"
. local truea1="2"
. gen ztreat='1'+'2'*x1+'3'*x2
type mismatch


Michael McCulloch, LAc, MPH
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