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RE: st: Is this a bug I see before me?

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: Is this a bug I see before me?
Date   Tue, 7 Oct 2003 09:15:04 +0100

Fred Wolfe

> >For some reason, this syntax returns an error:
> >
> >. tabsort phu_nam, summarize(rate) sort(mean)
> >sort(mean) not allowed without summarize( )
> >r(198);
> >
> >But this abbreviated syntax works without a hitch:
> >
> >. tabsort phu_nam, su(rate) so(mean)
> >
> >I haven't finished my first cup of coffee this morning, so 
> maybe I'm missing
> >something obvious. But, yes, my Stata is up to date.
> summari is allowed, but not summarize. tabsort is a version 
> 6 program. The 
> limit is a throw back to the time when macro names were 
> limited in length. 
> However, the error message is wrong.

This question has previously been answered. 
Fred's diagnosis is correct as far as the original 
program was concerned, but -tabsort- 
has already been updated on SSC to fix this; 
it is now a version 8 program. 

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