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QUINE: Stata module providing a self-producing program


  • Matthew Baker

    () (Hunter College)

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a quine is a computer program that, when run, reproduces itself verbatim. Quines have a self-referential structure characterized by the statement: Print all that follows in quotes twice, the second time in quotes: "Print all that follows in quotes twice, the second time in quotes:" This package gives an example of such a program written in Stata.

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  • Matthew Baker, 2014. "QUINE: Stata module providing a self-producing program," Statistical Software Components S457864, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457864
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install quine". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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