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Re: st: RE: Doh! Command line variable name expansion


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Doh! Command line variable name expansion
Date   Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:10:11 -0400

I'm one of those longtime *NIX users who kept trying to make
this happen in Stata until one day amazingly it did.



Maarten Buis wrote:
The oldest version I have on my computer is Stata 8 (I use it to test if a program works on Stata 8 if I claim it does), and the tab trick works there as well (and I was unaware of it till now as well)

-- Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Boelelaan 1081 1081 HV Amsterdam The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434
+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of David Elliott
Sent: donderdag 23 augustus 2007 15:48
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Doh! Command line variable name expansion

I've been using Stata for years and never noticed this. I was typing
a command and had part of a variable name typed and hit TAB rather
than the intended 'q' and the variable name was completed for me. As
long as you type enough to uniquely identify the variable you can hit
TAB and have it unabbreviated.

Is this something new that was snuck in or have I been asleep at the
wheel all this time? I haven't been able to find mention of it,
although my search of the manuals and help (using -hsearch
unabbreviate- and -hsearch command line- and -hsearch tab-) was not
exhaustive.

If it is new - then thanks Stata! I've always called Stata the stats
package for lazy people, now you can be even lazier ;-)

--
David Elliott
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