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Re: st: macro issue

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: macro issue
Date   Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:58:22 +0000

At a guess you are defining a -local- macro in one place and trying to
use it in another.

A local macro is only visible in the same place -- one might say
locale -- in which it is defined, meaning

the _same_ interactive session

the _same_ do-file

the _same_  block of commands in the do-file editor

the _same_ program.

The way to remember it is that that is what -local- means!

Note that -if- is not an option. You don't mention how you are using
-if-, but it is either a qualifier or a command.


On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Dherani, Mukesh
<> wrote:

> I am new to macro.  I am trying to carryout logistic regression with a number of options using if option, however, I am not getting my command being carried out. Below is what I am trying to do
> If I use
> local x var1 var2 varn
> logistic y `x'   // when both of the rows are selected and run simultaneously in do file then command proceeds,
> otherwise it returns without any results as below:
> local x var1 var2 varn  // first ran this command
> logistic y `x'   // then this. Result is blank..
> I am using stata 10.
> what is my mistake? I tried looking at FAQ but cannot simplify my query and=  got a number of answers not related to my issue.  thank you in advance.
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