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Re: st: varlist error? or feature?

From   Richard Goldstein <>
Subject   Re: st: varlist error? or feature?
Date   Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:43:23 -0400

try d com* or egen total=rtotal(com*)

you might also look at the -aorder- command


Jeph Herrin wrote:
Why have I never noticed this before? Stata 9, updated.

. d com1-com45

storage display value
variable name type format label variable label
com1 byte %8.0g BPH
medcom2 byte %9.0g meds: CA
com2 byte %8.0g CA
medcom3 byte %9.0g meds: CHF/HTN
com3 byte %8.0g CHF/HTN
medcom4 byte %9.0g meds: ESRD
com4 byte %8.0g ESRD
medcom5 byte %9.0g meds: GERD
com5 byte %8.0g GERD
medcom6 byte %9.0g meds: HIV
com6 byte %8.0g HIV
medcom7 byte %9.0g meds: HTN

And I discovered it when

. egen total=rtotal(com1-com45)

totalled all the -medcom- variables as well. How can I reference
just those variables that start with -com-?

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