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st: RE: Getting list of current dataset's variables in order


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Getting list of current dataset's variables in order
Date   Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:38:48 +0100

In addition to other solutions, note -ds-. 

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

Joseph Coveney
 
> After altering the variable order, such as with a -merge-, is 
> there an easy
> way to re-order the variables in their original order?  I'm 
> doing it now in
> a round-about way (below).  There must be a more direct way.  
> I've looked
> through Stata's extended functions and -creturn list-, and 
> searched with the
> keyword _all, but came up empty-handed.  There's probably 
> something that
> I've stared directly at, but didn't see.
> 
> program define allem, rclass
>     syntax varlist
>     return local all `varlist'
> end
> allem _all
> [commands that change variables' order]
> order `r(all)'

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