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Re: st: multiple merging


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: multiple merging
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 17:02:30 +0200

I see. Thanks a lot, Nick, very helpful to know.
Best regards
Abhimanyu

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Not at all.
>
> -help which- explains, or at least implies, that the characters *! at
> the start of line produce a special kind of comment line that -which-
> displays.
>
> Programmers may use such lines in their programs. (You can use such
> lines in do-files if you like, but I think the only consequence is
> that you can find such lines more easily in a text editor.)
>
> There is more in section 2b of
>
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/lang/version2.html
>
> I'd assert that most user-programmers use such comment lines. Their
> use will be as high, or even higher, in Stata Journal-originating
> programs as in those from SSC, and programmers maintaining independent
> websites, such as Roger Newson, use *! pervasively too.
>
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
> <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> do the characters *! mean non-SSC user written files?
> *
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