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st: Re: requesting help for a newbie

From   "Michael Blasnik" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: requesting help for a newbie
Date   Wed, 10 Sep 2003 14:49:29 -0400

I would suggest that you show us ewactly what you typed if you want specific

I'm not sure what part of "varlist not allowed" is confusing you -- it seems
like an informative message.  You must be using a varlist ( a list of
variables) with a command that doesn't accept one.  If you look at -help
pctile- you will see syntax information for pctile, xtile, and _pctile.
None of them accepts a varlist although pctile and xtile want a new variable
name followed by an equals sign followed by an expression (which could be a
variable name, but not a varlist).

Hope this helps,

Michael Blasnik

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deborah L. Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 2:32 PM
Subject: st: requesting help for a newbie

> I have searched the helpfiles with no success.
> I keep coming up with "varlist not allowed".  Could someone please advise
> me how to fix the error, but more importantly how to get to the meanings
> various "error codes" in the help files.  My searches on errors, error
> codes, varlist, and "varlist not allowed" proved fruitless.  I've also
> checked FAQ and other resources.   I'm trying to place my data values into
> quartiles.  Seems to be a two step process, first set up pctiles then
> xtiles, but I can't get past the "varlist not allowed".  Thanks in
> advance.   DEB
> Deborah L. Rhodes
> student, University of Southern California
> (Stata 8, if it matters)
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