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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Search Notes |

Date |
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:27:31 +0000 |

You've got the syntax backwards below. You type -note- or -notes- first. If you really type -mpg note- it won't work (unless bizarrely you have defined a program -mpg-). We still need, minimally, an example of what you really typed, and ideally something that we can test ourselves. As the FAQ advises (see http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/#stata ) "Say exactly what you typed and exactly what Stata typed (or did) in response. N.B. exactly! If you can, reproduce the error with one of Stata's provided datasets or a simple concocted dataset that you include in your posting." Nick On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote: > Let's say we are using the example presented by -help notes-with an > additional note: > . mpg note: is the 41 to mistake? Ask Bob. > . mpg note: what about the two missing values? > . mpg note: Pedro Nakashima > When we looked for the last one.. > . search notes Nakashima > we can find it ... > mpg: > One. Pedro Nakashima > But to another database (previously saved), if we > . anyvariable note: this is the first note > . anyvariable note: this is the second note > . anyvariable note: Pedro Nakashima > and also > . search notes Nakashima > the result is > not found > > there's nothing in either -help notes- or statalist posts that > explains this kind of error.. > > 2012/10/30 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >> It is difficult to say what you are doing wrong. You need to show us >> code in which you create a -note- and then can't find it. Did you >> forget to -save- the dataset after creating a -note- and are looking >> for it in a different session? >> >> Nick >> >> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Pedro Nakashima >> <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> I'm using Stata 12. >>> >>> I'm looking for notes at my dataset with exactly the same syntax >>> specified in the help for -notes- (-notes search-), but it always >>> returns "not found" after the execution of the command . >>> >>> The strange thing is that when I write the same notes and then look >>> for them in the sample dataset (auto.dta), the notes are found. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**Re: st: Search Notes***From:*Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com>

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