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


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: abbrivation in ado-file and equation in help file?
Date   Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:03:00 +0000

Richard's right.

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Richard Williams
<richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 09:49 AM 12/20/2012, Nick Cox wrote:
>>
>> If you want to allow say
>>
>> myprogram
>>
>> to be abbreviatable as
>>
>> myprog
>>
>> you would need to release two or more ado files, In particular,
>> myprog.ado could contain in its entirety
>>
>> program myprog
>>             myprogram `0'
>> end
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Nick
>
>
> 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.
>
>
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