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st: RE: command's options as macro

From   "Sarah Edgington" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: command's options as macro
Date   Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:17:26 -0700

Try without the quotation marks around `note1'
If you expand out the macro it's actually tsline hits, "note("1 2011")"
The quotation marks around the options isn't valid Stata syntax.

Hope that helps.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of tashi lama
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:58 AM
Subject: st: command's options as macro

Hello all, 
       Could someone attempt to explain this to me? I just can't get over
this hump. 

local m1= title[1]
local note1 "note" "(" `"" 1  `m1'" "' ")" 
local note2   1 `m1' 
di "`note1'"
note(" 1  2011" )

di "`note2'"
1 2011

tsline hits, "`note1'"
invalid syntax although if you write it out, it would be  tsline hits,
note("1 2011") which looks fine tsline hits, note("`note2'") stata is happy 

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