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Re: st: Insertion of spaces before variable names when selectingvariables


From   Ulrich Kohler <kohler@wzb.eu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Insertion of spaces before variable names when selectingvariables
Date   Thu, 31 May 2007 15:26:30 +0200

Garry Anderson schrieb:
> 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.

No, because

. regv1 v2 v3

The workaround is to delete the space by hand.

Uli


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