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

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: abbrivation in ado-file and equation in help file?
Date   Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:07:04 +0000

Naturally. There is a section in [U], a section in [P], an example
help file, etc. Start with -help smcl-, -search smcl-. But as said
there are no SMCL directives that help with anything specifically for
mathematical typesetting.


On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Nick Bornschein
<> wrote:

> Is there any guide how to implement SMCL directives in a help file. At the
> moment I have no idea how to do this and what I need to do is just bring one
> equation in my help file.

Am 20.12.12 15:49, schrieb Nick Cox:

>> 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.

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Nick Bornschein
>> <> wrote:
>>> I have written my first ado-file for calculation the effect size r after
>>> a
>>> t-Test and while writing the ado-/help file I'm trying to fix 2 things:
>>> -how can I tell stata in my ado-file to use an abbreviation for my new
>>> command?
>>> -is it possible to write an equation in a help file?
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