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st: re: leftist tendencies

From   Christopher Baum <>
Subject   st: re: leftist tendencies
Date   Wed, 09 Feb 2005 13:33:15 -0500

Friedrich is correct: there is an extended-macro-function called format. Thus Nick's general-purpose program to make every string variable left-just (better then mine, in that it works on the whole dataset) can be written as

ds, has(type string)

foreach v in `r(varlist)' {
    local f : format `v'
    local ff : subinstr local f "%" "%-%"
    format `v' `ff'

No shorter, but more to the point.

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