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Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist
Date   Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:41:33 +0000

No; I meant principally

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-11/msg00604.html

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-11/msg00610.html

-findfile- should have been -findname- (SJ). Sorry about that.

Nick

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 2:31 AM, Bert Lloyd <bert.lloyd.89@gmail.com> wrote:
> Are you referring to the clever suggestion by Johannes Geyer in the post
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-11/msg00598.html ?
>
> That is indeed very nice but it would be easier simply to type something like
> ds, has(char scale=="KCCQ")
> as suggested by another poster in that thread.
>
> -search fiindfile- yields nothing. Assuming you meant -findfile-, that
> is intriguing although unfortunately I fail to see the connection.
> Following the breadcrumb of "SJ", a Google search for stata SJ
> findfile directs us to "Stata tip 30: May the source be with you",
> which is lovely but the link to variable characteristics is
> mysterious.
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The rest of that thread explained that -ds- supports what was asked for.
>>
>> -fiindfile- (SJ) goes further.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM, Bert Lloyd <bert.lloyd.89@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Ability to condition on variable characteristics
>>>   (There are some useful suggestions here:
>>> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-11/msg00576.html)
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