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Re: st: What does "$" indicate in Stata

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: What does "$" indicate in Stata
Date   Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:54:31 +0100

$ here indicates the start of a global macro name.

Thus somewhere upstream of those commands someone defined

global y <whatever>
global x <something else>

See index to [U] for more places of explanation.


On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Hitesh Chandwani
<> wrote:
> I'm a new user and plan to run a 2-part regression model for charges in
> Stata. I came across this syntax - svy:glm $y $x if asumexp>0, family(gamma)
> link(log) - for the second part of the model. I understand most of it but
> what does the "$" before the 2 variable names mean?
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