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Re: st: Search Notes


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Search Notes
Date   Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:29:13 +0000

That looks testable, but not by me at this moment. I am away from my Stata.

Nick

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:10 PM, Pedro Nakashima
<nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

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