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st: RE: RE: RE: Variable list
That's not forced upon you by anything. If x1 ... x10
are of the same status and belong together then much
will be made easier by using -order- to make them
adjacent in the data set.
> Thanks, Nick. Usually, I'd say we may have to use macro most
> of the time.
> 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
> > 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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