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Re: st: -capture noisily- shorthand


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -capture noisily- shorthand
Date   Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:10:43 +0000

Your examples are logically also single-line commands. The
end-of-lines are commented out or made irrelevant.

What I meant was that -cn- as defined would not help with blocks of
command lines where you might have a desire to develop an alternative
to

capture noisily {
          ...
          ...
}

But the local macro approach will work fine here.

local cn "capture noisily"

...

`cn' {
         ...
         ...
}

As previously said, I don't recommend writing a program here. Using a
local macro is much superior, should you not like spelling out
"capture noisily". (I don't share the aversion either.)

Nick

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM, annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Nick,
>
> about the -cn- program:
>
>
> program cn
>            * no version number
>             capture noisily `0'
> end
>
>> But that will work only as a prefix to single-line commands.
>>
>> Nick
>
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by "single-line commands,"  As far as I
> can tell, it's working well with what looks to me like a two-line command
> (copy-pasted from an example I just ran):
>
> cn arch `var' if inrange(date,mdy(1,1,2007),mdy(12,27,2012)) ///
>           , arch(1) garch(1)
>
> It also appears to be working on commands written over several lines but
> with a semi-colon delimit (this one had over 15 lines but I cut some out).
>
>      #delimit ;
>      cn line `var'_ht_garch11 date
>         ,
>         ylabel(, angle(0) grid)
>         xlabel(,format(%tdCY)labsize(small))
>      ; #delimit cr
>
>
> And thanks again.
>
>
> --
> Patrick Toche.
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