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Davide Cantoni <davide.cantoni@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: Maximum length of a string expression in a program |

Date |
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:00:48 -0400 |

Dear statalisters, I have a question related to programming a new program/ado file. I am encountering the problem that one of the arguments of my program might be too long as a string, going beyond the limit of 244 characters. Specifically, my code looks like this *** begin code program mycommand syntax namelist [if] [in] [aweight fweight pweight], ... gettoken command 0 : namelist gettoken depvar regressors : 0 `command' `depvar' `regressors' `if' [`weight' `exp'], ... ... end *** end code (to explain: the idea is to have a two-word command, where the second word is a regression command built-in in Stata. So, for example, one would run "mycommand areg y x1 x2 x3..." and then -mycommand- would use -areg- within its routine) I am encountering problems when running -mycommand- with a list of regressors that is longer than 244 characters. Then, the list is arbitrarily truncated after that limit, which of course can create problems. What would a savvy programmer to do avoid this problem? I cannot imagine that any list of regressors has to be shorter than 244. Thanks for your help and suggestions, Davide * * 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/

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