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st: RE: re: leftist tendencies


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: re: leftist tendencies
Date   Wed, 9 Feb 2005 18:39:52 -0000

That's more elegant, apart from the typo! 
"%-%" should be "%-" 

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

Kit Baum 
 
> 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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