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st: Insertion of spaces before variable names when selecting variables


From   Garry Anderson <g.anderson@unimelb.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Insertion of spaces before variable names when selecting variables
Date   Thu, 31 May 2007 19:33:50 +1000

Dear Statalisters

When one clicks on a variable name from the variable window, Stata inserts a space before the variable name. So, if one is selecting variables, like var1, to insert after the i.

xi: reg y i. var1
the message
varlist required
r(100);
appears

This can be rectified by manually deleting the inserted space.

I can see a reason why Stata inserts a space before the variable name because it allows one to build up a list as in
summ var1 var2 var3

Would it not satisfy both uses of selecting variables from the variables window by having Stata insert a space _after_ the variable name.

Any workarounds would be appreciated.

Best wishes, Garry

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