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RE: st: unconventional use of if condition


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: unconventional use of if condition
Date   Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:21:02 +0000

Got it. Thanx. 

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