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Re: st: RE: no display


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: no display
Date   Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:06:42 +0100

Hi Nick
Thanks very much indeed :-)
Cheers
Abhimanyu

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Yes indeed. Scalars and variables share the same namespace. When you ask for
>
> . di AINT
>
> Stata interprets that as a reference to youre variable -AINT_num- and -display-s it to the best of its ability; in practice it will show -AINT_num[1]-.
>
> You can solve this by one or more of
>
> 1. Disallowing variable name abbreviations. -set varabbrev off- if I recall correctly.
>
> 2. Using scalar names that are quite distinct from variable names.
>
> 3. Using -scalar(AINT)- to flag that you want the scalar.
>
> This is all documented, but for a helpful reprise start with
>
> SJ-6-2  dm0021  . Stata tip 31: Scalar or variable? Problem of ambiguous names
>        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  G. I. Kolev
>        Q2/06   SJ 6(2):279--280                                 (no commands)
>        tips for avoiding abbreviation conflicts with variables
>        when naming scalars
>
> which is accessible, online.
>
> . search author, kolev
>
> gives a clickable link.
>
>
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Abhimanyu Arora
> Sent: 14 March 2012 15:36
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: no display
>
> Dear statalist
>
> The following link could show the strange problem I am facing
> I follow same procedure twice but in one case stata displays the
> scalar (ATNT) while for the other case does not.
> http://screencast.com/t/oq6sdsL0
>
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