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st: RE: local command with blanks


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: local command with blanks
Date   Mon, 27 Dec 2010 08:58:00 -0800 (PST)

You need to use compound quotation marks, also called compound quotes. See
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2002-06/msg00436.html for an
explanation and illustration.

David
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kamyar Baradaran
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 7:59 AM
> To: statalist-digest@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: local command with blanks
> 
> Dear All,
> 
> How can I create a local variable when I have blanks. I would like to
> have such a thing:
> local year_criteria    " "year < 2000 & age == 1" "yea r< 2002  & age ==
> 2" "
> I would like to use it in foreach command:
> 
> foreach criteria in `year_criteria' {
> ...
> }
> 
> Thanks,
> Best,
> K
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