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RE: st: retrieve t values & syntax " ' ' "


From   Dirk Enzmann <dirk.enzmann@uni-hamburg.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: retrieve t values & syntax " ' ' "
Date   Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:43:22 +0100

In reply to the second part of the question of http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/lwgate/STATALIST/archives/statalist.0903/date/article-639.html

Apart from the faqs ( http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/lang/quote.html ) to which Martin Weiss pointed in his answer, the following may help, too:

It is important to distinguish two kinds of single quotes: *starting* or "left quotes" and *ending* or "right quotes". Single quotes are often printed as curved quotes. The appearance of quotes thus printed often differs from how they look on your keyboard and screen. Try 'help quotes' to see how they look on the screen. Using Courier font, the word "shortcut" inclosed in left and right quotes looks like this: `shortcut'. Keyboard layouts differ. The only safe thing to say is that the left quote corresponds to the decimal ASCII code 96, whereas the right quote corresponds to the decimal ASCII code 39. On most keyboards the left quote is produced by pressing a dead key, meaning that nothing is produced until you hit the spacebar (on many US and UK keyboards you can simply press the upper left key). A left quote is produced by pressing the key(-combination) that produces an accent starting top left ("accent grave" or backtick). A right quote is produced by pressing the single quote key (apostrophe).

Dirk

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