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Re: st: function evaluator program

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: function evaluator program
Date   Fri, 5 Feb 2010 08:32:03 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Thu, 4/2/10, Nelson, Carl wrote:
> the question arose why scalars must be dereferenced
> like local macros. But I can't find any documentation 
> of function evaluator programs. I am writing to ask
> if someone can direct me to references that would
> improve my understanding of this issue.

A good place to start is the entry for -scalar- in the 
programming manual (p. 374 and further for the Stata 11 
version). You can also look at Gueorgui I. Kolev (2006) 
Stata tip 31: Scalar or variable? The problem of 
ambiguous names. The Stata Journal, 6(2): 279--280.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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