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RE: st: Size of a global

From   "Mentzakis, Emmanouil" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Size of a global
Date   Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:06:03 +0100

Dear Austin,

It's working fine. 

Thanks a lot

-----Original Message-----
From: Austin Nichols [] 
Sent: 28 March 2007 17:58
Subject: Re: st: Size of a global

Emmanouil --
Try removing the = from your global definition statement, as the equal
sign forces a limit equal to the length of parsed strings (this has been
discussed many times on Statalist; try searching the archives if you
want more info).

On 3/28/07, Mentzakis, Emmanouil <> wrote:
> I am trying to create a global but for some reason it does not really 
> read it.
> I have an example below of what is happening. The first global $xvar 
> is working but when I increase its size, as in global $var2 it does 
> not work properly anymore.
> ---------Begin example----------
> clear
> use auto
> qui tab mpg, gen(dmpg)
> qui tab trunk, gen(dtrunk)
> # delimit ;
> global xvar2="dmpg2 dmpg3 dmpg4 dmpg5 dmpg6 dmpg7 dmpg8 dmpg9 dmpg10
> dmpg11 dmpg12
> dmpg13 dmpg14 dmpg15 dmpg16 dmpg17 dmpg18 dmpg19 dmpg20 dmpg21 dtrunk2
> dtrunk3 dtrunk4
> dtrunk5 dtrunk6 dtrunk7 dtrunk8 dtrunk9 dtrunk10 dtrunk11 dtrunk12
> dtrunk13 dtrunk14 dtrunk15
> dtrunk16 dtrunk17 dtrunk18";
> reg price $xvar2 ;

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