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Re: st: sthlp file not displaying correctly


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: sthlp file not displaying correctly
Date   Thu, 8 Nov 2012 17:34:23 +0000

I can't reproduce this, although I am not on Mac. I suspect hidden characters.

A secondary point is that you invoke {cmdab:} but don't indicate
allowed abbreviation.

Nick

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Sunil Kumar <stuff.sunil@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I am trying to write an sthlp file for an ado command. But, it doesn't
> seem to display correctly. I'm using Stata 12.1 for Mac.
>
> In the sthlp file, I have the following text:
>
> {phang}
> {cmdab:gamma}{cmd:(}{it:numlist}{cmd:)} is required, and specifies the
> values of Gamma at which Rosenbaum's sensitivity bounds are to be
> calculated. {it: numlist} must contain 1, the level of Gamma at which
> allocation to treatment is assumed to be independent of unobservables.
> {p_end}
>
> But, when I access the file through Stata (typing -help mycommand-) it
> appears as
>
>     gamma(numlist) is required, and specifies the values of Gamma at
> which Rosenbaum's sensitivity bounds are to be calculated.  numlist
> must contain 1, the level of Gamma at which allocation to treatment is
> assumed to b ndent of unobservables.
>
> The offending bit is towards the end: "assumed to be independent of
> unobservables" displays as "assumed to b ndent of unobservables". This
> pattern continues even if I substitute other text in between, as some
> or other part always manages to disappear.
>
> What am I doing wrong here?
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