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Re: st: disable 32 character limit


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: disable 32 character limit
Date   Thu, 16 Sep 2010 07:52:44 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Wed, 15/9/10, Helge wrote:
> is there any way to do this? i have
> dependent variables with very fine distinctions, and
> this is always giving me a hard time, esp when
> automatically saving estimates. seems like this is
> redundant now that computers have more than 5kb ram.
> i really cant make the names any shorter without
> making them completely unreadable.

Often there is a way around it, but what that way is 
depends on what you want to do. In other cases I would
stick to short names (reducing the odds of a typo), and 
document whatever I wanted to name with comments in my 
.do file, or -labels- or -characteristics-, depending 
on what it is I am trying to document. Given that you
did not tell us what you wanted to do, I cannot be more
specific than this.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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