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st: Programming question

From   "S Mahmud" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Programming question
Date   Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:37:54 +0100

If you write:

program define myprog
   version 7
   syntax [varlist]

Stata validates the list of the variable names passed by the user and
complains if a variable does not exist e.g.

. myprog  unknownvar
variable unknownvar not found

However, the insheet internal command apparently allows the user to enter a
list of names for non-existing variables without a problem. Is it possible
to do the same thing from an ado command? And how?



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