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Re: st: RE: Macro question


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Macro question
Date   Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:47:45 -0500

Assuming you can be sure that the varlist is tokenized with single spaces, with no leading or trailing spaces (which should be true if it comes through -syntax-, how about:

. local varlist : subinstr local varlist `" "' `"", ""' , all
. local varlist `""`varlist'""'

The first step changes each space into ", "
the second step adds the leading and trailing quotation marks.

--Nick WInter


At 03:39 PM 3/15/2005 +0000, you wrote:

> Can anyone help with this macro question:
>
> In a program syntax statement
>
> syntax, vlist(varlist)
>
> I create a local macro vlist which end up containg:
>
> di"`vlist'"
>
> plaghaq_disability plaghaq2 plagpas
>
> I want to use the contents of that macro in an inlist()
> function like this:
>
> if inlist(parm,"plaghaq_disability", "plaghaq2", "plagpas")
>
> So I need to transform
>
> this list:
> plaghaq_disability plaghaq2 plagpas
>
> into this list:
>
> "plaghaq_disability", "plaghaq2", "plagpas" in a macro. I am having
> problems adding the quotation marks.
>
> Can anyone tell me how to do this
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