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Re: st: findvar command?


From   David Jacobs <jacobs.184@sociology.osu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: findvar command?
Date   Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:02:27 -0500

As you probably already know, there's a command called "look for" that matches strings in variable names and in variable labels. Then "describe [var name], number" tells you where the variable is in the file.

Note that this sequence is more than a bit clunky. When I used to use SPSS long ago, there was a "find variable" command of some kind that put everything in alphabetic order in a list and then if you selected a variable, it would take you to that point in the data spread sheet. I wish Stata had something like that.

Dave Jacobs

At 10:19 AM 11/14/2003 -0500, you wrote:

I attended the Stata conference in Boston earlier this year
and I swear I heard someone mention that there was a command called
-findvar- that made finding variables in a dataset with many, many
variables easy.  I found the -dsearch- command which does 90% of
what I want.  I performed a -findit- search and didn't come up
with anything on -findvar-.

Any information regarding this would be helpful.

thanks,

dan

dan_blanchette@unc.edu
carolina population center, unc-ch


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