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st: RE: How to show all the letters in the variable name when they are long?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: How to show all the letters in the variable name when they are long?
Date   Fri, 27 Nov 2009 17:38:04 -0000

In general, I can think of three cases here:

1. Commands where you have no control. Thus -summarize- offers no option
to tune this. 

2. Commands where you have some control. Thus -list- offers an
-abbreviate()- option. 

3. Programs you write yourself. Here you just arrange that there is
enough space for exactly the display you want. 

I don't think that any global setting changes this. For example, -set
linesize- does not. 

But Rose's final claim should be incorrect. Stata's variable name
abbreviations may seem cryptic, but they should not be ambiguous. 

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

Rose gjhxmu@sina.com

Some of my variable names are so long that stata replace some middle
letters with "~".

For example,
su wemploycashta
the variable name will be showed as wemploycas~a


How to show all the letters? If these variable names are not showed
totally, I can not distinguish them.

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