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Re: st: Making vce(robust) the default

From   Stas Kolenikov <>
Subject   Re: st: Making vce(robust) the default
Date   Sat, 6 Aug 2011 03:20:48 -0500

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Richard Williams
<> wrote:
>> That's a freaking dirty programming trick... or undocumented (and
>> barely supported) implementation detail, depending on how you view
>> this. It may be usable at the moment, but it may die off with the next
>> release, or something. I mean, it's better than nothing, but you would
>> want to program it very defensively, just for the case that something
>> gets broken down: (1) your global is set by somebody else; (2) -svy-
>> decides to call another program; (3) some other unpredictable
>> circumstances that may cause wrong behavior of your program.
> My approach is undocumented (in the manuals) but documented online. In Stata
> 12, type
> help svy_parsing

Fair enough. Or, actually, not bad at all. At the very least you can
now point fingers at whoever wrote that help file :).

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