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st: Re: options in .ado files

From   "Michael Blasnik" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: Re: options in .ado files
Date   Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:17:32 -0400

Please state the actual problem -- does Stata issue an error when executing the -if-, or is there some later problem that results in an error or mistaken result?

I would guess that the problem is that the if statement assigns a value to a scalar named t, but if the t() options is used, it assigns a numlist to a local macro named t. Therefore, if your code references `t', it won't see the scalar (which is t, not `t'). Perhaps the statement inside the if should be:

local t "1000"

Michael Blasnik
[email protected]

----- Original Message ----- From: "NEYMOTIN, FLORENCE" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:03 PM
Subject: st: options in .ado files

Hi, I have the user entering a string of numbers as an OPTION in a .ado file, but for some reason, the code I wrote for when the user does NOT enter the string is not working. In this case, I have :

syntax varlist, [t(numlist)]

and then...

if "`t'"== "" {
scalar t=1000
else {

for some reason, it doesn't like the way that I defined the if statement.
any suggestions would be appreciated.
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