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Re: st: RE: Variable name length limit


From   James Bernard <jamesstatalist@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Variable name length limit
Date   Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:02:23 +0800

I have a variable named "no_dynamic_boxes_fixedat_94". After running a
t-test in -diff command (for Difference-in-Difference estimation)
Stata creates a variable named "_no_dynamic_boxes_fixedat_94_ttest_mc"
which has more than 32 characters....

it then returns error




On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Timothy Mak <tshmak@hku.hk> wrote:
> James,
>
> Can you give an example?
>
> Tim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of James Bernard
> Sent: 19 June 2013 14:20
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Variable name length limit
>
> Hi,
>
> I have been struggling with the limits that Stata has imposed on the
> length of variable names. The fact is that Stata often takes a
> variable name and while running some tests creates ancillary variables
> that are named by combing my current variable names and new suffixes
> by Stata. This makes the variable name exceed the 32-character limit.
> Therefore, Stata stops and gives error.
>
> I did a search and found a thread on this titled "disable 32 character
> limit". However, what is written there hardly addresses what the title
> indicates. Is there really any way to disable this bugging limit?
>
> Thanks,
> James
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