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From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: help! Strange error in Stata
Date   Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:59:44 -0400

Yes, the "right quote" is bogus, even though you are hitting the correct key.

A likely explanation is you are using an editor that has the feature called "smart quotes".
"Smart quotes" converts typewriter ' and " to the typeset versions, ' and ".

Solution: turn it off or use a different editor.

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Thomas J. Steichen
steicht@rjrt.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kyle K. Hood
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 12:43 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: help! Strange error in Stata

This code (within a do-file)

. sum year
. local minyear = r(min)
. local maxyear = r(max)
. local yrdiff = `maxyear' - `minyear' // T-1

Generates the following result (and error):

Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max
-------------+--------------------------------------------------------
year | 2244 1979.5 12.70126 1958 2001
`maxyear' invalid name
r(198);

When I type the same code on the command line, I don't get the error --
however, when I erase and retype the code within the do-file, I get the
same error. I am running Stata/SE 9. I really have no idea what is going
on. I have scrutinized for spelling, etc. The code that I sent was
copied out of the do-file directly. I do wonder about the right single
quote (it looks funny), but I am using Stata's do-file editor, and am
using the single-quote-key directly to the left of the "enter" key. Can
anyone help?


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