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st: RE: reshape wide command without specifying all variables?


From   "David Harrison" <david.harrison@icnarc.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: reshape wide command without specifying all variables?
Date   Tue, 18 Apr 2006 17:10:57 +0100

There are various ways to abbreviate lists of variables, which are
described in -help varlist-.

You can store a simple list of variables in a local macro, e.g.

local myvarlist var1 var2 var3
summ `myvarlist'

Or you can unabbreviate a varlist and store the full list in a local
macro with -unab-, e.g.

unab myvarlist : var1-var3
summ `myvarlist'
 
You do not need -syntax-, this is for use within programs.

Hope this helps

David

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Amber Katz
Sent: 18 April 2006 17:00
To: statalist
Subject: st: reshape wide command without specifying all variables?

Hi,

I'm trying to reshape my data, but have a very large number of variables
which are not necessarily in the same form.  Is there some way I can
execute this command without typing out all the variable names?

Also, is there a way I can put a list of variable names into some sort
of "namelist" variable which I can use later?  (i.e. I would just type
"reshape wide <namelist>)  I know that there's some "syntax" command but
don't understand how to use it here.

Thanks,
Amber

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