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RE: st: RE: Help with varlist manipulation


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Help with varlist manipulation
Date   Mon, 20 Nov 2006 17:07:00 -0000

Sorry, I am left more confused than before. 

Either way, I can't see an easy way of working back from 
what is left in memory after -xi:- to what was fed to it.  
This includes looking at -s()- results. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

K Jensen

> > 1. You need to tell us your criterion of "categorical".
> 
> Sorry, I should have made myself clear.  I am writing an ado file that
> may be run using xi.  A categorical variable is therefore anything
> which has been passed to my program after being "xi"'d.

 
> > 2. Your processing is better down upstream than downstream.
> >

> > So, in essence, the algorithm should look like
> >
> > foreach v of var <varlist> {
> >  if <`v' is categorical> {
> >   local V `"`V' "`v' (categorical)""'
> >  }
> >  else local V `"`V' "`v'""'
> > }
> >
> > and you should apply this before calling -xi:-.
> 
> Thanks for this, but for my needs it would be a lot more useful if the
> processing could be done downstream of xi, so that the command was
> "xi"-able.  Is that impossible?

 

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