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Re: st: string question


From   Thomas <thomas.triebs@cantab.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: string question
Date   Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:59:38 +0100

Many thanks. I have one follow up question.

I would like to call a scalar in _dup()  like

. local fivefrogs : di _dup(`n') "frog"

For some reason this does not work. How can this be done?

Thanks,

Thomas


On 07/06/2011 09:37, Nick Cox wrote:
. di _dup(5) "frog"
frogfrogfrogfrogfrog

. local fivefrogs : di _dup(5) "frog"

. di "`fivefrogs'"
frogfrogfrogfrogfrog

Nick

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 9:22 AM, Thomas<thomas.triebs@cantab.net>  wrote:

I need to define macros with a few words that are repeated many times like:

global macro a ..... b .....

Is there any string function that allows to to repeat a word x times?
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