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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: One help file for two program |

Date |
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:05:43 +0000 |

I think "look somewhere else" always requires a diversion sign. Nick On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:01 PM, John Antonakis <John.Antonakis@unil.ch> wrote: > Hi Nick: > > Thanks.....but, this requires one master/mistress helpfile (in your case, > diagplots2.hlp), and then many "little" help files all doing the ".h trick". > > So, it is correct that there is only one help file to edit. I was hoping to > have to do away with the "little" help files. Anyway, the .h trick does the > trick for me. > > > Best, > J. > > __________________________________________ > > John Antonakis > Professor of Organizational Behavior > Director, Ph.D. Program in Management > > Faculty of Business and Economics > University of Lausanne > Internef #618 > CH-1015 Lausanne-Dorigny > Switzerland > Tel ++41 (0)21 692-3438 > Fax ++41 (0)21 692-3305 > http://www.hec.unil.ch/people/jantonakis > > Associate Editor > The Leadership Quarterly > __________________________________________ > > On 22.03.2013 20:44, Nick Cox wrote: >> >> No; precisely the opposite. You can do this. For example, look at the >> package -qpfit- on SSC. Most of the help files are just one-liners >> pointing to a master/mistress help file. >> >> Nick >> >> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM, John Antonakis <John.Antonakis@unil.ch> >> wrote: >>> >>> OK. Thus, it does not appear possible for us (outside of Stata) to have >>> two >>> programs point to the same help file. >>> >>> At least >>> >>> .h program_name >>> >>> does the trick. >>> >>> Thanks everyone, Austin, Daniel, and Ken. >>> >>> Best, >>> J. >>> >>> __________________________________________ >>> >>> John Antonakis >>> Professor of Organizational Behavior >>> Director, Ph.D. Program in Management >>> >>> Faculty of Business and Economics >>> University of Lausanne >>> Internef #618 >>> CH-1015 Lausanne-Dorigny >>> Switzerland >>> Tel ++41 (0)21 692-3438 >>> Fax ++41 (0)21 692-3305 >>> http://www.hec.unil.ch/people/jantonakis >>> >>> Associate Editor >>> The Leadership Quarterly >>> __________________________________________ >>> >>> >>> On 22.03.2013 20:28, khigbee@stata.com wrote: >>>> >>>> Daniel Klein <klein.daniel.81@gmail.com> is correct: >>>> >>>>> you can point to another help file simply saving the one line >>>>> >>>>> .h john >>>>> >>>>> (note the dot is not followed by a space) in the file johni.sthlp. If >>>>> you then type >>>>> >>>>> h johni >>>>> >>>>> the help file for -john- (john.sthlp) will pop up. >>>> >>>> This is how users add aliases for help files. It is better than >>>> having several differently named files with identical content. >>>> Using ".h" you can avoid editing several files every time you >>>> want to make a change. >>>> >>>> Long ago, Stata used .h to create all of it's help aliases -- and >>>> the method still works and is available to you. However, now the >>>> official Stata help files determine aliases from alias .maint >>>> files. We did this because of the large number of aliases that >>>> we were wanting for the help system. >>>> >>>> The help alias files have names like xhelp_alias.maint, and >>>> there is one for each letter. If curious, you can >>>> >>>> . viewsource xhelp_alias.maint >>>> >>>> to see the alias file for the letter x, or >>>> >>>> . viewsource bhelp_alias.maint >>>> >>>> to see the alias file for the letter b. The files have two columns, >>>> the second column is the name of the help file to show when help is >>>> requested for the item in the first column. >> >> * >> >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: One help file for two program***From:*John Antonakis <John.Antonakis@unil.ch>

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**Re: st: One help file for two program***From:*John Antonakis <John.Antonakis@unil.ch>

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