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Re: st: fatal error ?


From   "Anders Alexandersson" <andersalex@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: fatal error ?
Date   Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:47:28 -0400

For existing variables, as opposed to new variables, the dash (-) only
indicates the range of variables as they are stored. See [U] 11.4.1
and 11.4.2 (for Stata 9) and/or the FAQ
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/varlist.html.

Anders Alexandersson
andersalex@gmail.com

Viktor Slavtchev <viktor.slavtchev@uni-jena.de> wrote:
> Can anybody explain this:
>
> . des  fr9a_new fr9b_new fr9c_new fr9d_new fr9e_new fr9f_new fr9g_new
> fr9h_new fr9i_new fr9j_new
>
>               storage  display     value
> variable name   type   format      label      variable label
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> fr9a_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9b_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9c_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9d_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9e_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9f_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9g_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9h_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9i_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9j_new        float  %9.0g
>
> . des fr9a_new - fr9j_new
>
>               storage  display     value
> variable name   type   format      label      variable label
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> fr9a_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9b_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9c_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9d_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9g_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9i_new        float  %9.0g
> fr9j_new        float  %9.0g
>
> .
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