Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

Re: st: Re: undocumented command *


From   "Eva Poen" <eva.poen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: undocumented command *
Date   Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:47:53 +0100

Thanks, Martin. I was totally unaware of -zipfile-. How does one find
out about these things, if they are not even listed in -help
undocumented-?? I guess I should be asking Sergiy...

Also, given that * works interactively (which makes it look like a
command, which confused me in the first place), I do find it confusing
that // doesn't.

Eva


2008/9/26 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
> Shameless advert: http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=dm0040
>
> But your message indicates you already knew that.
>
> Apart from that, I think of -zipfile- and -unzipfile-. They both do good
> services in one of my ados, but have to the best of my knowledge never been
> acknowledged... I think there was a post by Sergiy back in the day that
> alerted me to their presence :-)
>
> HTH
> Martin
> _______________________
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eva Poen" <eva.poen@gmail.com>
> To: "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:36 PM
> Subject: st: undocumented command *
>
>
>> Today I stumbled upon this neat little command -*-, whose only purpose
>> in life seems to be to do nothing at all, and swallow everything
>> behind it:
>>
>> * blah blubb this does not make any sense but Stata doesn't complain,
>> surprisingly
>>
>> (Try typing this in Stata.) I found it while implementing some
>> entertaining dots for my exact unconditional test program, in the
>> style of -simulate- etc. I examined simulate.ado, and there it was.
>> -which *- shows that it officially doesn't exist.
>>
>> I was wondering if there are more of these "hidden gems", which might
>> be useful in programming, but are not only undocumented but also
>> invisible for -which-. Any suggestions?
>>
>> Eva
>> *
>> *   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/
>
*
*   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/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index