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st: RE: status of -ds- command

From   "Philip Ryan" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: status of -ds- command
Date   Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:18:45 +1030

I think the suite of extended macro functions would replace most (?all) of
what -ds- does, but old habits die hard so I often use -ds-.

In Raoul's case, use of the  format <varname>  extended function (in a
-foreach var- loop) would do the job, assuming variables had been formatted


Philip Ryan
University of Adelaide

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Michael Norman
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2010 12:59 PM
Subject: st: status of -ds- command


   The question from Raoul raised a question for me. I have noticed that 
the -ds- command is no longer an official part of Stata (as of version 
9). The -ds- command is amazing in how powerful (yet simple) it is. Does 
anyone know why -ds- is no longer "official"... has it been replaced by 
something else I am not aware of?

Many thanks,

Michael N. Mitchell
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