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st: AW: AW: RE: Documentation manual changes


From   "Kaulisch, Marc" <kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: AW: RE: Documentation manual changes
Date   Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:32:25 +0100

I know that is why I would like to make a do-file out of our changes.

Unfortunately it is very difficult to let Stata automatically decide what is a main activity if there are several at a time...


Marc

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Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. November 2009 11:54
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: AW: RE: Documentation manual changes


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Better still: _always_ change data with a do-file, never on the fly. This way, the changes are transparent and reproducible even after a long time has elapsed...



HTH
Martin

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox
Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. November 2009 11:46
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: RE: Documentation manual changes

I don't think you can do that via the Data Editor. If you want that echoed in the log, you need to type it, or write and then run a program that generates that code. 

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Kaulisch, Marc

A different question of mine is if there is a different way to document changes made manual by the data editor as the standard behaviour (in my version 10 of Stata).
 
When I change something in the data I get the output:
. replace BN8_1 = 24 in 5
. replace epp = 1 in 5
 
These changes are made for a certain case. So if the sorting of cases changes (e.g. more cases with ids lower than existing ids) I cannot reproduce the changes for a certain case.
 
Instead I would love to get the changes documented (directly by Stata)
like:
. replace BN8_1 = 24 if id == 1 & episode == 5 . replace epp = 1 if id == 1 & episode == 5

 

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