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RE: st: RE: Macro questions. (Again).


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Macro questions. (Again).
Date   Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:58:56 +0100

In addition to the facilities recommended by 
Ulrich and David, there is a very dusty
set of utilities called -listutil- on SSC. 
These all predate -foreach-, -forval- and -macrolists-, 
which remove most of the need for them, but 
some of the commands, and/or some of the code, 
might be useful. 

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

> adiallo5@worldbank.org wrote:
> > Nick,
> > When I talk about working inside macros, I am thinking of something
> > like this:
> > I know that one can increment a macro by doing: local 
> myvars "`myvars'
> > var1" But why can't we REMOVE var1 from the macro myvars?
> > Something like (it's just an example, but maybe you have 
> another syntax):
> >
> > local myvars "`myvars' , -var1"
> >
> > (where -var1 is intented to tell Stata to remove var1 from myvars).
> >
> > This could sound odd but sometimes, macros contain a lot of 
> variables and
> > it is painfull to create other macros that are just part of 
> them (what I
> > call "submacors").

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