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RE: st: RE: curious behavior of drop


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: curious behavior of drop
Date   Sun, 6 Jul 2008 22:10:43 +0200

I was taught this lesson by the list myself, so knowledge is just passing
through me :-) It is arguable that -varabbrev- should be off by default and
switched on consciously by users if they know what they are doing...

Martin Weiss
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael McCulloch
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 10:12 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: curious behavior of drop

Thanks!

>-set varabbrev off- to prevent it...
>
>Martin Weiss
>_________________________________________________________________
>
>Diplom-Kaufmann Martin Weiss
>Mohlstrasse 36
>Room 415
>72074 Tuebingen
>Germany
>
>Fon: 0049-7071-2978184
>
>Home: http://www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de/cms/index.php?id=1130
>
>Publications: http://www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de/cms/index.php?id=1131
>
>SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=669945
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael
McCulloch
>Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 9:33 PM
>To: Statalist
>Subject: st: curious behavior of drop
>
>Hello,
>I have a dataset that includes two variables:
>	age
>	agecat
>I'm puzzled as to why
>. drop age
>
>will drop both! Should it behave this way?
>
>--
>
>Best wishes,
>Michael McCulloch
>
>
>
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>Fax:	(415) 485-1065
>mcculloch@pinestreetfoundation.org
>www.pinestreetfoundation.org
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