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Re: st: abbrivation in ado-file and equation in help file?

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: abbrivation in ado-file and equation in help file?
Date   Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:37:17 -0500

At 09:49 AM 12/20/2012, Nick Cox wrote:
If you want to allow say


to be abbreviatable as


you would need to release two or more ado files, In particular,
myprog.ado could contain in its entirety

program myprog
            myprogram `0'

If you want to allow -myprogra-, -myprogr- as well each of those
abbreviations requires a separate .ado file too.

Equations can be indicated using text or SMCL directives. You would
need to provide a link to files containing anything else. For example,
Stata doesn't support TeX ir HTML mark-up in help files.


As a sidelight, that isn't enough if you want your program to work with prefix commands like svy and by. You can probably make it work, but it may just be better to give your program a shorter name in the first place.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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