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Re: st: What is EGEN_Varname and EGEN_SVarname ?


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: What is EGEN_Varname and EGEN_SVarname ?
Date   Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:40:33 -0500

I am mixing explanations and advice on different levels. Feel free to
take the explanations when correct and ignore the advice if it doesn't
appeal. Otherwise I think Maarten's reply to you captures my attitude
well. It is a defining characteristic of a discussion list that people
aren't obliged to offer exactly the kind of support that posters of
questions might prefer.

Nick

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Pradipto Banerjee
<pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com> wrote:
> Nick
>
> I don't understand your line of thought ... you actually want me NOT to advance my understanding of programming in Stata? Why are some folks allowed to understand advanced programming and others not?
>
> Sorry to say this, but one huge negative of Stata is that there is so much undocumented stuff - and for efficient programming we have to repeatedly rely on email lists like this.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:33 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: What is EGEN_Varname and EGEN_SVarname ?
>
> These are names of globals defined in -egen- to communicate between
> programs, which manifestly can't be done through locals, apart from
> using non-documented features. If you're following my earlier advice
> you will leave them in peace.
>
> Nick
>
> On 27 Jul 2012, at 16:03, Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com
>  > wrote:
>
>> I noticed some of the codes, e.g. _ggroup2 use EGEN_Varname and
>> EGEN_SVarname and recently one of the codes shared by Nick (called
>> ereplace) use these. What is EGEN_Varname and EGEN_SVarname ?
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