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st: RE: expanding a local that contains a list or wildcards


From   "Huber, Chuck" <JHuber@sph.uth.tmc.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: expanding a local that contains a list or wildcards
Date   Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:10:29 -0500

Hi Dimitriy,

Try the 'unab' command - it should do the trick.

Chuck Huber
Houston, Texas, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Dimitriy V. Masterov [mailto:dvmaster@lily.src.uchicago.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 12:49 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: expanding a local that contains a list or wildcards 

Dear Statalist,

I am having the following problem. I have a program that uses a local
rhsvars that looks like  "x1 x2 x3 x4 x5". I would like to be able
to use a shortcut and write it as "x1-x5" or as "x*". However, this runs
into the problem that when I tokenize this local later on in the
program, it does not create locals 1-5 containing x1 through x5, just a
local named 1 that contains the text "x1-x5". Is there a way to expand
rhsvars from its abbreviated form and redefine so that the tokenize
command works?

I am not sure if there is a command that already does this, but I could
not find it in the manual or online. I will be very grateful if someone
could help me out.


Dimitriy Masterov


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