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Re: st: assign several lines of syntax to local?


From   Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: assign several lines of syntax to local?
Date   Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:24:25 -0400

Strange, I thought this would work:

***************
  sysuse auto
  local test count ; list in 1 ;
  #delimit ;
  `test'
***************

but it doesn't produce so much as an error message. Why not?



On 8/12/2010 5:33 AM, raoul reulen wrote:
Hello All

I have a large do-file in which a few lines of syntax come back
several times. It is possible to assign a local to the lines of syntax
so that I don't have to repeat it all the time? I don't want to use a
loop for this. The "include" command does something similar, but I
would have to save the relevant syntax in a separate file which I
don't want. So, essentially I would like to assign several lines of
syntax to a local, is this possible? Are there alternatives? Thanks.

BW

Raoul
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