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Re: st: AW: New -panels- package available from SSC


From   Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: New -panels- package available from SSC
Date   Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:34:15 +0100

I don't agree. I find that overcautious. I always allow -r- for
-replace- in my programs to replace variables.
ben

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
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> "Yes, it's hazardous. -panels- expects users know what they're doing."
>
> Another hazard could be the fact that a mere "r" is sufficient to allow
> Stata to overwrite existing variables which is not quite in keeping with the
> spirit of [U], section 11.2.2.: "To allow Stata to overwrite the dataset,
> you would type save mydata, replace. replace may not be abbreviated." In
> this case we are talking about a variable, not a dataset, but still...
>
>
> ***
> webuse nlswork, clear
> panels idcode, gen(mycount)
> //overwrite w/o prompt to user...
> panels idcode, gen(mycount) r
> ***
>
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> HTH
> Martin
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