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Re: st: Simple question about sorted datasets


From   Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Simple question about sorted datasets
Date   Thu, 30 Sep 2004 17:03:17 -0500

At 9:43 PM +0100 9/30/04, Mark Schaffer wrote:
I want a program to be able to find out if the dataset in memory is
sorted.  If possible, I also want it to be able to find out what the sort
variables are.  But I don't want the dataset to get sorted in the process.

You may do this is with the extended macro function sortedby:

loc macname: sortedby

This will place the name of the variable(s) by which the dataset in memory is sorted (if any) in the local macro macname ([U] 21.3 Macros, [P] macro).


-- Phil
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