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st: RE: RE: RE: -outreg2- in Stata 10


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: -outreg2- in Stata 10
Date   Wed, 1 Aug 2007 23:23:41 +0100

-index()-, now -strpos()-, is a function, 
not a command. 

The drive as I understand it is that string 
functions should share very similar names, 
beginning with -str-; and also that Stata
function names and Mata function names
be as close as possible. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

roy wada
 
> I always thought -index- sounded much better than -strpos-.
> For some reason the newer commands just don't sound as
> good as the older one. Weren't there some marketing scinence
> for choosing the sexiest, brawnest names for everything?

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