Bookmark and Share

Notice: On April 23, 2014, Statalist moved from an email list to a forum, based at

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: comparing datasets

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: comparing datasets
Date   Mon, 8 Aug 2011 17:56:43 +0200

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Abhimanyu Arora wrote:
> If I may ask, what does the
> asterisk mean in the line -unab first: *-?

The asterisk is a shortcut representing "all variables"

> -di `first'- actually doesn't give the list of the
> variables....instead giving a string of values taken up by the first
> observation.

that is because you should have written di "`first'".

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
*   For searches and help try:

© Copyright 1996–2018 StataCorp LLC   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index