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Re: st: truncation with -word- function


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: truncation with -word- function
Date   Fri, 16 Dec 2011 13:01:04 -0500

Wow. Of course.
I should have known.
Thanks so much.
--David

At 12:47 PM 12/16/2011, Matthew White wrote:
Hi David,

local word20 : word 20 of `zzz'

See -help extended_fcn-. Also see [U] 18.3.4 and:

SJ-8-4  pr0045  . . . . . . . . Stata tip 70: Beware the evaluating equal sign
       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N. J. Cox
       Q4/08   SJ 8(4):586--587                                 (no commands)
       tip explaining the pitfall of losing content in a macro
       because of limits on the length of string expressions

Best,
Matt

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM, David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have encountered a problem with the -word- function.
> Suppose zzz is a macro containing a long list of names. An expressions such
> as
>        word("`zzz'", 20)
> cuts off after the 245th character of `zzz'.
> Does anyone know of a way around this?
> I use Stata 10.
>
> Thanks
> --David
[...]

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