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re: st: s(result) : "12"

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   re: st: s(result) : "12"
Date   Thu, 25 Mar 2010 08:18:48 -0400

while examining how return works, I found that very often (always?)
estimation commands not only issue ereturn-results, as i expected, but
also a sreturn-result, namely (result) : "12". Does anybody why this is,
where it is stored, and what it is used for?

As -help sreturn- tells you, items in the sreturns are associated with programming commands that do parsing, etc. If you start up a fresh Stata session, sysuse auto, reg price mpg, sreturn list, you will find one item in the sreturn. Presumably this is a side effect of parsing the command. I would not worry about it.

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |

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