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Re: st: Search Notes


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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