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Re: st: a question about loop and local marco name
At 03:42 PM 1/26/2006, Richard Williams wrote:
Correction: If I am reading the help right, as of Stata 9.1 all three
versions of Stata now allow string expressions of 244 characters. So,
I am guessing that you are either using Stata 8 or else do not have
the most up to date version of Stata 9. In any event, you are still
better off avoiding the equal sign in this case.
At 03:20 PM 1/26/2006, Jian Zhang wrote:
What Stata are you using? As pointed out on p. 202 of the Stata 9
users Guide, if you use the = sign, strings are limited to 244
characters in Stata/SE and 80 characters in Intercooled and Small
Stata. Your string is more than 80 characters. If you skip the
equals sign, you can go several thousand characters (how much
depends on what Stata you have.) So, it is better to not use the equals sign.
It turns out that this time it works with AND without an equal sign in
the local marco command. I am really confused. Is there any explanation
why STATA does this? Is there a general rule for using equal sign or not
in the local marco command?
Thank you very much!
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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