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Re: st: Wishlist for Stata 13


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Wishlist for Stata 13
Date   Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:17:49 -0500

a big (to me) caveat to the -defv- solution (and also to Maarten Buis'
solution from today): it does not work with -egen- and it does not work
with -by-

I support request #1

Rich

On 1/30/13 4:04 AM, Nick Cox wrote:
> #1 was implemented as a user-written -defv- in 1997:
> 
> STB-51  dm50.1  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Update to defv
>         (help defv if installed)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  J. R. Gleason
>         9/99    p.2; STB Reprints Vol 9, pp.14--15
>         updated to Stata 6 and improved
> 
> STB-40  dm50  . . . . . . . Defining variables and recording their definitions
>         (help defv if installed)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  J. R. Gleason
>         11/97   pp.9--10; STB Reprints Vol 7, pp.48--49
>         command to define a variable and document the operation it performs
> 
> Nick
> 
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:23 AM, Chamara Anuranga <kcanuranga@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 1. I prefer when generate or replace variable on the dataset the
>> command attach as a different type of note to the dataset. This option
>> should be set off and on in order to reduce the file size.
>>
>> 2. if there is a command to open folder and file using Stata (same as
>> window explore) will be useful to browse documents easily. I have done
>> the program called expl (ssc install expl) for this purpose but it may
>> not work on server.
>>
>> 3. Direct exporting Stata table command result to excel also useful.
>>
>> 4. Specify the command line which gives error in loop commands.
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