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st: numlist maximum capacity

From   "Euler P. G. de Mello" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: numlist maximum capacity
Date   Tue, 8 Apr 2003 14:38:12 -0300

Dear Statalisters,
I am trying to loop over 1870 cases using the -foreach- function, e.g.:

. foreach n of numlist 1/1870{ display(`n')}
invalid numlist has too many elements

Does anybody know what's the maximum number of elements of a -numlist-?
Thanks beforehand for the attention,
Euler P.G de Mello
[stata 7.0, win 98]

I have already managed to circunvene this situation by using 
something like:

local step=0
foreach n of numlist 1/2 {
        foreach m of numlist 1/5 {
        local step=`step'+1

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