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


From   Edwin Leuven <e.leuven@uva.nl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: obtaining the list of values of a variable
Date   Thu, 1 Apr 2004 15:22:54 +0200 (CEST)

check out -levels-

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, dr kardos laszlo wrote:

> hi all,
> 
> 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.
> 
> thanks a lot,
> 
> laszlo
> 
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