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st: RE: Macro display format


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Macro display format
Date   Thu, 23 Mar 2006 10:44:22 -0500

Thomas Speidel writes:
 
> Thank you Nick & Nick,
> Nick W., I tried using your syntax, but I'm having some problems:
> 
> . sysuse auto, clear
> (1978 Automobile Data)
> 
> . qui summ length
> 
> . local mymean = `r(mean)'
> 
> . twoway scatter length mpg, text(200 35 "Mean is `: %2.1f `mymean''")
> % not allowed
> 
> . di `mymean'
> 187.93243
> 
> I also tried using the rclass r(mean), instead of assigning it to a
> local macro, but to no avail.  Does the colon need to stay inside the
> compound quote?

You are missing part of the extended macro command... Try:

sysuse auto, clear
qui summ length
local mymean = `r(mean)'
twoway scatter length mpg, text(200 35 "Mean is `:di %5.1f `mymean''")
di `mymean'

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