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RE: st: quick question

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: quick question
Date   Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:04:55 -0000

I agree with Martin. There is no reason for -split- to choke on the
variable name. The original author of -split- agrees too. There is some
other reason for Tony's problem here. 


Martin Weiss

" many solutions used the split command - it choked on the variable
other_rash - apparently it didn't like the underscore.  I renamed the
variable otherrash and it sort of worked, but gave me some strings and
numeric.  "

I do not buy the story about the underscore. Either a variable name is
(according to the conventions set out in [U], 11.3), then all Stata
will accept it "no questions asked", or it is not, which would prompt
to reject it the moment you try to introduce it.

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