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st: RE: obtaining the list of values of a variable


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: obtaining the list of values of a variable
Date   Thu, 1 Apr 2004 14:16:02 +0100

. whelp levels 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

kardos laszlo
 
> after some search into the matter, i am still puzzled by 
> this: is there an
> easy way of obtaining the (alphabetical, if possible) list of 
> unique values
> taken by a string variable and assigning it to a local macro?
> 
> preferably, this would be done without having to change the dataset
> then -restore-.
> 
> i have a feeling someone must have done this before and there is a
> straightforward solution i happen to overlook.


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