Wednesday, March 08, 2006

st: RE: RE: group option for generate

This was precisely Sven's main point, that confusion can arise. But cutting the function out of the executable would just break any do files and programs that used it correctly, and thus penalise the just as well as the unjust.

However, if the same people keep logs and look at their output carefully, then said fatal error should come to light.


roy wada > Thanks, I had consulted the previous versions but not their help file. > > I probably should point out that a goodly number of people > will type -gen, > group- when they mean -egen, group-. A possibly fatal error > for people who > don't check their result. > Nick Cox said > > >This function went undocumented in Stata 9.

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