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"Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: List of ALL Commands |

Date |
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:22:37 -0400 |

maintanance files will help when compiling a list of built-in and supplied-with commands. look e.g. at ...\Stata10\ado\base\c\cmddlg.maint and in general at *.maint IMHO the lists should be separated into language constructs (program, end, while, if, etc), built-in commands (basic bricks), and everything else (ado). I guess the students wanted to know what tools are at hand, available for work, in an attempt to reduce the open-end question "which command to use?" to a multiple choice question "which of these to use?". -which- and -findfile- are not useful for the purpose. because in order to check whether the command exists or not you must have an idea of what it may be called. I've seen a few people who would _suspect_ existence of xtivreg2. (in other words this is precisely the case where in order to ask a question, you need to know the answer). About 5 years ago I've seen in library a 3-volume encyclopedia (I guess about 5000pages in total) of all software released in a particular year (e.g. in 1990, don't remember now). Although an immense effort was done to sort and describe all those programs, it was surely neither complete nor accurate. However, I see a very practical need for such a list of Stata commands: for the purpose of syntax highlighting. It would significantly improve the readability of the programs, because current highlighters AFAIK are based on Stata's 6-7 syntax (at least mine is). It may also help preventing name collisions. Regards, Sergiy Radyakin On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > -findit- does not guarantee to find everything in the public domain. For > example, -findit- will not find programs published informally within > Statalist postings, such as yours this week. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Martin Weiss > > Agreed! Would a combination of -findfile-, -which- and -findit- be > sufficient? > > Nick Cox > > -which- tells whether a command is visible to Stata given your Stata > installation and your current working directory. That is only a subset > of existence "as we know it, Jim". > > Martin Weiss > > An alphabetical list is pointless. If it is all about the mere existence > of > a command, -which- is the way to go... > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: List of ALL Commands***From:*Nick Winter <nwinter@virginia.edu>

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**References**:**st: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Raphael Fraser" <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>

**st: RE: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: RE: RE: RE: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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