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st: RE: Variable list

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Variable list
Date   Mon, 7 Nov 2005 00:51:32 -0000

What you ask for is called a local macro in Stata and 
is documented under 

. help macro

and in [U] 18.3.1. For example, 

. local myx "x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 x7 x8 x9 x10"
. regress y `myx' 

However, depending on the order of your variables, 

. regress y x1-x10 

may be equivalent; when that it is true, this syntax
is in my view preferable. 


Wanli Zhao

> Could I create a list of
> variables I use in common in some regressions? For instance, 
> x1, x2,...,x10
> are the variables I always use in 5 regressions. To save 
> typing, could I
> generate a shortcut named "control", which includes all those 
> variables so
> that I only use the name "control" in the regressions? In 
> Eviews, it is
> called a "group" of variables. My search did not give me 
> anything. 

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