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Re: st: comment out a number of lines together

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: comment out a number of lines together
Date   Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:28:41 -0500

Another is to prefix lines by e.g.



local c *


local c //

comments out those lines.


local c

zaps the macro.

Naturally any definition of the local as "*" or "//" must precede all uses that require that interpretation.

The converse does not apply: if the local is not defined, Stata sees the line.

More generally, you can define or undefine the macro at will.

I don't especially recommend this method, but it is an alternative that is sometimes useful, and it matches practices in many programming languages.


Maarten buis wrote:

--- Paul O'Brien <> wrote:

at times i need to comment out a number of lines, usually with * and remove the * later to activate the commands.
is there a simple way to remove and add the * to a number of line at one go?
One way to comment out a block of code is to surround them with /* and
*/ this way you have to remove only these two.
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