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Re: st: Re: Pass Integers to Program

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Pass Integers to Program
Date   Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:16:37 +0000 (GMT)

--- Michael Blasnik <> wrote:
> It would be easiest to make this a "required" option because you
> could then use the numlist syntax.
> syntax ..., values(numlist min=1 max=49 integer ascending)

Very true, but min and max here refer to the number of element, so you
will want to fix those at 6, and the range is governed by > and <. So
to require everybody to give a list of 6 integers between 0 and 50
(exclusive) and to sort those numbers you type:

syntax ... , values(numblist min=6 max=6 >0 <50 sort integer)

This way the block of code Michael added for checking the number of
elements in `values' becomes unnecesary.

Hope this helps,

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

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