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Re: st: varlist error? or feature?


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: varlist error? or feature?
Date   Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:18:28 -0400

Thanks for the replies. I guess I have always created
these kinds of variables in order in the dataset, so references
like com1-com45 always did what I thought they should. Funny
how one can learn wrong.


Jeph




Richard Goldstein wrote:
try d com* or egen total=rtotal(com*)

you might also look at the -aorder- command

Rich

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-?


thanks,
Jeph
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