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Re: st: running marginsplots without rerunning margins again


From   Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: running marginsplots without rerunning margins again
Date   Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:16:22 -0500

At 08:02 AM 8/11/2011, Doug Hess wrote:
Thanks to Richard and Scott. Scott's suggestion worked
perfectly...once I figured out that "foo" wasn't a command
abbreviation.

I'm not familiar with starting a command with the underscore (as in -
_retrun hold foo  - ), what is that underscore doing?

Likewise, I'm not familar with the colon after a command line (as in -
estimates esample: - ), what does that colon do there?

Thanks again.

-Doug

That is actually the command's name, _return. Type

help _return

I'm not sure why and when Stata chooses to start a command with _, but I think they tend to be programmer commands that would not normally be used interactively. As for the colon, type

help estimates_save

It has to do with setting e(sample) correctly.


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