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"Sarah Edgington" <sedging@ucla.edu> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: Search Notes |

Date |
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:02:01 -0700 |

If I run Pedro's two examples I get the same result he does. It appears that notes search only works if there is a note for the data set as a whole (rather than just for specific variables). When I run the below example, I get no results for the searches before adding the generic note, but do after. -Sarah **begin example code clear * input a b c 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 end note a: this is a note note b: Pedro Nakashima **search doesn't find these notes notes search Pedro notes search note **Add a note to the data set generically note: add a data note **now search works notes search Pedro notes search note **end of example code -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:29 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: Search Notes That looks testable, but not by me at this moment. I am away from my Stata. Nick On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:10 PM, Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote: > Sorry, I was away from my computer, so I inverted the commands.. > > If we use the official dataset: > > use http://www.stata-press.com/data/r12/auto, clear > note: check reason for missing values in {cmd:rep78} > > . note mpg: is the 44 a mistake? Ask Bob. > . note mpg: what about the two missing values? > . note mpg: Pedro Nakashima > . note mpg: Esse é um teste > > . notes search Pedro > > Stata returns > > mpg: > 3. Pedro Nakashima > > If, however, we type > > . clear * > . input a b c > . 1 2 3 > . 4 5 6 > . 7 8 9 > . end > > . note a: is the 44 a mistake? Ask Bob. > . note a: what about the two missing values? > . note b: Pedro Nakashima > . note b: Esse é um teste > > > . save teste, replace > > . notes search Pedro > > Stata returns > > . notes search Pedro > Pedro: not found > > I don't know what's happening > > Once more, thanks for the answer.. > > 2012/10/31 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >> You've got the syntax backwards below. You type -note- or -notes- >> first. If you really type -mpg note- it won't work (unless bizarrely >> you have defined a program -mpg-). >> >> We still need, minimally, an example of what you really typed, and >> ideally something that we can test ourselves. >> >> As the FAQ advises (see >> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/#stata ) >> >> "Say exactly what you typed and exactly what Stata typed (or did) in >> response. N.B. exactly! If you can, reproduce the error with one of >> Stata's provided datasets or a simple concocted dataset that you >> include in your posting." >> >> Nick >> >> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Pedro Nakashima >> <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Let's say we are using the example presented by -help notes-with an >>> additional note: >>> . mpg note: is the 41 to mistake? Ask Bob. >>> . mpg note: what about the two missing values? >>> . mpg note: Pedro Nakashima When we looked for the last >>> one.. >>> . search notes Nakashima >>> we can find it ... >>> mpg: >>> One. Pedro Nakashima >>> But to another database (previously saved), if we >>> . anyvariable note: this is the first note >>> . anyvariable note: this is the second note >>> . anyvariable note: Pedro Nakashima and also >>> . search notes Nakashima >>> the result is >>> not found >>> >>> there's nothing in either -help notes- or statalist posts that >>> explains this kind of error.. >>> >>> 2012/10/30 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >>>> It is difficult to say what you are doing wrong. You need to show >>>> us code in which you create a -note- and then can't find it. Did >>>> you forget to -save- the dataset after creating a -note- and are >>>> looking for it in a different session? >>>> >>>> Nick >>>> >>>> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Pedro Nakashima >>>> <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>> I'm using Stata 12. >>>>> >>>>> I'm looking for notes at my dataset with exactly the same syntax >>>>> specified in the help for -notes- (-notes search-), but it always >>>>> returns "not found" after the execution of the command . >>>>> >>>>> The strange thing is that when I write the same notes and then >>>>> look for them in the sample dataset (auto.dta), the notes are found. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Search Notes***From:*Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Search Notes***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Search Notes***From:*Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Search Notes***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Search Notes***From:*Pedro Nakashima <nakashimapedrolist@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Search Notes***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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