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Re: st: Stata 11


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 11
Date   Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:27:50 -0400

Dear Alan,

thank you for looking into it.

Best wishes, Sergiy


On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Alan Riley<ariley@stata.com> wrote:
> Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> noted some items regarding
> Stata 11's interface:
>
>> 1) In the "Variables manager" both <Manage...> buttons do not work in
>> the unpinned mode of "Variable Properties" (nothing happens). Click
>> the pin to fix the window and they work again.
>
> We have reproduced this in Stata for Windows; it will be fixed in the
> next update.
>
>
>> 2) In the "Data Browser" (for sysuse auto), I would expect "Filter by
>> expression" condition t<20 to work, but Stata responds: ""Filter by
>> expression:" is invalid". Condition trunk<20 works fine. Seems like
>> here Stata can't unabbreviate variable names like it does everywhere
>> else.
>
> In the auto.dta dataset, two variables exist which begin with the
> letter 't'.  Thus, the 't' in 't<20' is an ambiguous abbreviation,
> resulting in the filter being invalid.  'tr<20' is what Sergiy needs
> to type.
>
>
>> 3) I would expect filter in "Variables manager" to support wildcards *
>> and ? like anywhere else. E.g.  (using another dataset)
>>
>> des t?t*
>> ...
>> Also re: "Variables Manager", I wish the same colors as in "Data
>> browser" were used in "Variables Manager" and Variables window to
>> highlight string and numeric variables.
>
> The "filter" field in the Variables Manager is not a variable list.
> Rather, it is a string search which allows you to filter the variables
> not only on their names but on their labels, value label names, types,
> and even formats.  For example, if you have auto.dta loaded and type
> 'record' in the Variable Manager's filter, the Variable Manager will
> show you the variable 'rep78' because its label is "Repair Record 1978".
>
> Wildcard functionality and color coding are features we may consider
> adding to the Variables Manager in the future.
>
>
> --Alan
> ariley@stata.com
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