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st: strings limited to 244

From   Caleb Southworth <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: strings limited to 244
Date   Fri, 15 Sep 2006 19:20:35 -0700 (PDT)

Why are strings limited to 244 characters? Stata's string manipulation
utilities are excellent, but the string length is too small. I find I can
eliminate searching through data with loops over variables by
concatenating strings, but if variables to search contain names that
average 20 characters, string length is a problem.

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University of Oregon Sociology
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