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st: Re: left aligned string vars


From   Christopher F Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: left aligned string vars
Date   Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:50:27 -0500

Friedrich wants to automate his leftist tendencies. Using auto.dta, gen mm = make, then

. local crud:type mm

. local format="%-"+substr("`crud'",4,.)+"s"

. format mm `format'

. desc mm

storage display value
variable name type format label variable label
------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------
mm str17 %-17s


Kit

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