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Re: st: wordcount() undocumented limitation?

From   Rob Ploutz-Snyder <>
Subject   Re: st: wordcount() undocumented limitation?
Date   Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:48:26 -0500

Thanks Daniel.

I figured there was a limit.

Seems to me that until this limitation is "fixed," the help file
where the wordcount() is described should remind us about it.  Perhaps
I'm too needy for reminders?


On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:27 AM, daniel klein
<> wrote:
> What bites here is the 244 character limits for strings (expressions).
> This is documented in -help limits-. From what I understood at this
> years German Stata Users Group Meeting, this limitation will be
> "fixed" in Stata 13.
> Best
> Daniel
> --
> Happy Friday Statalisters.
> I bumped into an unexpected blip with the wordcount() function that
> I'm puzzled by..  It seems to stop part-way through a long string, so
> I must have hit some (undocumented?) limit of the wordcount() string
> function.
> It seems strange to me that the wordcount() string function shouldn't
> produce the same result as the extended macro function..  maybe I'm
> missing something?
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