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Re: st: Help with varlist manipulation
Sorry, I mean to send the message below off-list.
On 23/11/06, K Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sadly, I missed your message in all my emails and have just found it.
It would have been quicker to use your suggestion, but I have found a
way to more-or-less "un-xi" a varlist using the variable labels
generated by xi.
Thanks for your help
On 20/11/06, Jeph Herrin <email@example.com> wrote:
> Can you pass the varlist to the ado file as a string of the
> "mpg _Irep78_* length"
> ? Then you can use -unab- to produce the list you have below
> and this macro can easily be manipulated into the form you desire.
> K Jensen wrote:
> > Hi everybody
> > I am writing an ado file to help with some modelling I'm doing. One of
> > the input arguments is a varlist of the independent variables.
> > I am trying to produce additional "friendly" output to describe the
> > model, particularly for variables produced using "xi" from categorical
> > data. It is only me using it--so I know that I won't be making dummy
> > variables differently--but other people will be looking at the output.
> > Using the auto data as an example say my varlist was:
> > mpg _Irep78_2 _Irep78_3 _Irep78_4 _Irep78_5 length (method always
> > involves a constant)
> > I would like to dereference the varlist to become just a list with
> > string members and from it produce the list:
> > "mpg" "rep78 (categorical)" "length"
> > I have tried looping through the varlist and trying various string
> > functions on it but am getting nowhere.
> > Thanks for your help!
> > Karin
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