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Re: st: unconventional use of if condition


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: unconventional use of if condition
Date   Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:15:41 -0400

tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>:
At the very top of the help is:
if exp {                         or        if exp single_command
Please read the help files more carefully.
http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?ifcmd

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM, tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
>    In the fetchyahooquotes.ado written by Mehmet F. Diche, Ph.D. and John Levendis, Ph.D., I encountered following use of if
>
>     if ("`start'"!="") drop if date<(date("`start'", "DMY"))
>     if ("`end'"!="") drop if date>(date("`end'", "DMY"))
>
>
>
> I was under the impression and the documentation rightly says to precede 'if' with braces ("{") followed by command in the next line. Sth like this
>
>
>
> if x==4 {
>
>  .....
>
> }
>
>
>
> Could someone explain me this?

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