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st: Re: Separation anxiety (extreme penalty if mistype -separate- command)


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Separation anxiety (extreme penalty if mistype -separate- command)
Date   Thu, 20 Nov 2008 20:19:48 +0100

If that is true, it is pretty serious. So I get "unrecognized command: sep" with my 10.1 Stata. Your error "invalid syntax" makes me think you have a command that I do not have. What does -which sep- tell you?

HTH
Martin
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)" <Alan.H.Feiveson@nasa.gov>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:14 PM
Subject: st: Separation anxiety (extreme penalty if mistype -separate- command)


Hello - More than once I have inadvertently typed something like "sep
var, by(cat)", when I meant to type "separate var,by(cat)" . The result
is an error, but far worse, Stata wipes out my whole data set when I do
this, or even if I simply type "sep":


. use rad_protein_collapsed_4group_binomial.dta

. des,short

Contains data from rad_protein_collapsed_4group_binomial.dta
 obs:            24
vars:            52                          20 Nov 2008 12:42
size:         4,464 (99.9% of memory free)
Sorted by:  rad  time  group

. sep
invalid syntax
r(198);

. des,short

Contains data
 obs:             0
vars:             0
size:             0 (100.0% of memory free)
Sorted by:

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