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Re: Re: AW: st: How to use the marco names?


From   gjhxmu@sina.com
To   statalist<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: Re: AW: st: How to use the marco names?
Date   Sat, 08 Aug 2009 15:28:41 +0800

Nick, thank you for your patient help.

Best regards,
Rose.


----- Original Message -----
From: Nick Cox <n.j.cox@stata.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: AW: st: How to use the marco names?
Date: 2009-8-7 02:21:29

You are correct in pointing out that in your example Stata strips 
isolated opening " but not such closing ", which also appears directly in

. display "c

However, I've not been bit by this while I've been using Stata. It's a 
small feature.

Nick

gjhxmu@sina.com wrote:

> Nick and Martin, thank you very much!
> 
> Just as Nick pointed, I recognized my confusion was the use of -di-. However, I do need learn the use of -macro- too.
> 
> A doubt appears when learning the use of -di-. What is the difference between "" and `""'? 
> In -di- help,I guess the only difference is the latter allows embedded quotes, am I right?
> 
> Additionally, there is a small question below.
> . foreach i in a" "b" "c {
> 2. di `"`i'"'
> 3. }
> a"
> b
> c
> Where is the quote before c. Namely, I think the result should be 
> 
> a"
> b
> "c
> 

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