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Re: st: What is EGEN_Varname and EGEN_SVarname ?


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: What is EGEN_Varname and EGEN_SVarname ?
Date   Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:44:31 -0700

Pradipto,

You also stated yesterday:

 Yes, I have read the Programming Manual - and none of the questions I have asked can be resolved using the Manual. Kit Baum's book as the name suggests is an Introduction. Please let me know if that book the specifically any of the questions I asked.

Given that it is fairly clear that you haven't read this documentation (the programming manual), you might find that reading through the documentation in the programming manual will help you understand/find answers to your questions more efficiently.  And the FAQ also states that you should try to find answers in the documentation that comes with the software first.  Also, in case you've not read any issues/articles from the StataJournal, Nick Cox is one of the editors and also an extensive contributor to the SSC archives and Maarten is an associate editor who has also contributed a large body of work to the Stata community.  Rather than being so dismissive of their feedback/comments, it might be in your best interest to follow their advice and guidance since they have a substantial amount of Stata programming experience.

HTH,
Billy

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 31, 2012, at 6:33, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:

> ---  On 31 Jul 2012, at 13:47, Pradipto Banerjee wrote:
>>>> Nick, That's very interesting. I wasn't aware that this kind of
>>>> usage of ":" is possible. It's another undocumented feature.
> 
> ---Nick Cox:
>>> It's documented. See help on macro extended functions and the
>>> corresponding manual entry. That is accessible by -help extended fcn-.
> 
> --- On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Pradipto Banerjee wrote:
>> No, it's not!
> 
> Not to be childish, but: Yes, it is!
> 
> Nick pointed you to "the corresponding manual entry", which is exactly
> the entry Scott pointed you to.
> 
> I understand that the sheer size of the documentation can make it hard
> for anyone to find exactly what they need, but that is something else
> than claiming it is not documented.
> 
> -- Maarten
> 
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