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st: RE: findvar command?
Thanks very much for your help.
I have learned that the command -lookfor- is a base Stata command and
it now "leaves behind the identified variable list for use by other commands"
as Nick Cox's enhanced version of -lookfor-, -lookfor2- (listed on the SSC site), does.
I have decided that I'd like to add three new features to -lookfor-:
1) Do a case sensitive search if the user types any upper case
characters, otherwise, perform a case insensitive search
finds "Female", "FEMALE", or even "feMale" where
only finds "Female"
Thanks to the responses of David Jacobs and Nick Cox:
2) List variables alphabetically
3) Have variable names as clickable links to the data editor that
opens Stata's data editor to that variable.
I've already made the modifications to the lookfor.ado file.
Should this become the new -lookfor2-? New name completely?
What's the proper tack to take?
My working name for the program is -lookfort-, as in "Looking for trouble". ;-)
carolina population center, unc-ch
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