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Re: st: comparing datasets


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: comparing datasets
Date   Mon, 8 Aug 2011 17:56:43 +0200

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Abhimanyu Arora wrote:
> If I may ask, what does the
> asterisk mean in the line -unab first: *-?

The asterisk is a shortcut representing "all variables"

> -di `first'- actually doesn't give the list of the
> variables....instead giving a string of values taken up by the first
> observation.

that is because you should have written di "`first'".

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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