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st: RE: AW: RE: status of -ds- command

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: AW: RE: status of -ds- command
Date   Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:18:39 -0000

For those who prefer a shortish explanation, it's there too 

"This is all really for StataCorp to comment or explain."

But let me emphasise: -ds- remains "official". It is now described as
"previously documented", but that doesn't mean unofficial. It just means
what it says. 


Martin Weiss

See NJC`s longish explanation at

Philip Ryan

I think the suite of extended macro functions would replace most (?all)
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

Michael Norman Mitchell

   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 has it been replaced by 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?

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