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From |
Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Search Notes |

Date |
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:10:26 -0200 |

Sorry, I was away from my computer, so I inverted the commands.. If we use the official dataset: use http://www.stata-press.com/data/r12/auto, clear note: check reason for missing values in {cmd:rep78} . note mpg: is the 44 a mistake? Ask Bob. . note mpg: what about the two missing values? . note mpg: Pedro Nakashima . note mpg: Esse é um teste . notes search Pedro Stata returns mpg: 3. Pedro Nakashima If, however, we type . clear * . input a b c . 1 2 3 . 4 5 6 . 7 8 9 . end . note a: is the 44 a mistake? Ask Bob. . note a: what about the two missing values? . note b: Pedro Nakashima . note b: Esse é um teste . save teste, replace . notes search Pedro Stata returns . notes search Pedro Pedro: not found I don't know what's happening Once more, thanks for the answer.. 2012/10/31 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: > 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/ * * 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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