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

From   Klaus Pforr <>
Subject   Re: st: s(result) : "12"
Date   Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:41:59 +0100

This is about what I did. I already thought that I can ignore this s(result). I was just curious especially because of the strange value 12, it has, which seems to be same for every model and all data. Has a strange ring of 42.


Kit Baum schrieb:
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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