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Re: st: RE: parse


From   Wincent <ronggui.huang@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: parse
Date   Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:12:23 +0800

Thanks very much,  Nick.
It helps a lot.

Best regards

On 24 April 2012 19:04, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> If that is all that is relevant to -parse-, then those two lines are equivalent to
>
> syntax varlist(min(2))
>
> In other cases, several statements typed before -parse- in a program might affect how it worked.
>
> The job of -parse- was to check and interpret what was typed on the command line in view of the syntax declared.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Wincent
>
> I have come across a program with these lines
>
> local varlist "req min(2)"
> parse "`*'"
>
> Parse is an obsolete command, and I cannot find much reference on it.
> Can anyone elaborate a bit on what it does?
>
>
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Wincent Ronggui HUANG
Sociology Department of Fudan University
PhD of City University of Hong Kong
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