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st: RE: how to update -egen ends(), punct() tail- ?

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: how to update -egen ends(), punct() tail- ?
Date   Thu, 7 Jul 2005 21:57:59 +0100

The program concerned is _gends.ado. Note 
the underscore. 

Therefore, copying egen.ado will not fix this problem 
for you. egen.ado is just a wrapper that calls 
in this case _gends.ado. 

In general, copying one updated program rather than 
all of them is not optimal, as I guess you realise. 

[email protected] 

Radu Ban
> I encountered a problem with the -egen ends(), punct(;) tail- command.
> The problem is that the tail option does not produce a missing obs if
> the delimiter is missing. I read in the archives that other people
> have encountered this before but I didn't find how to solve it.
> The command works fine - as documented - (i.e. produces missing obs if
> delimiter is missing) on the version of Stata installed on my work
> desktop, but not on the one installed on my laptop. Since my laptop is
> not connected to the internet I copied the version of egen from the
> "/ado/updates/e" folder from my desktop to the "/ado/updates/e" folder
> of my laptop. Alas, this didn't solve the problem.
> Is there anything else I need to update/change?

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