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


From   gjhxmu@sina.com
To   statalist<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: How to show all the letters in the variable name when they are long?
Date   Sat, 28 Nov 2009 01:49:54 +0800

Dear Nick,
thank you for you quick reply.
I am sorry for my incorrect claim. With regard to my situation, some variable names are long and the left of these variable names are the same. So it is hard to distinguish them in the result window. Certainly, I can distinguish them in the variable window.

Anyhow, thank you very much.

Best regards,
Rose


----- Original Message -----
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: 2009-11-28 01:38:04

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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