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Re: st: re: general varlist in programs


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: general varlist in programs
Date   Mon, 21 May 2007 22:00:38 +0100 (BST)

I've just tested Kit's program on an old version 8, and it worked their
too. Can you get Kit's program to work?

Hope this helps,
Maarten

--- Kyle Hood <kyle.hood@yale.edu> wrote:

> I guess they must have improved things from v8 to v9, or there is 
> something I am doing that is wrong.
> 
> The workaround that I am using is to employ a foreach var of varlist
> ... 
> loop, concatenating the variable names into a local variable.  Maybe
> it 
> would be best for me just use stata 9, though.
> 
> Thanks for the info.
> 
> Kyle
> 
> On Mon, 21 May 2007, Kit Baum wrote:
> 
> > sacrificial ewe
> >
> > Kyle said
> >
> > I am using Stata v.8, and I want to write a program like
> >
> > program progname
> > syntax varlist
> > ...
> > end
> >
> > Where I can call it in a statement like
> >
> > progname y x* z*
> >
> > When I try to do so, it gives me an error "* invalid name".
> >
> > In the overall program that I am writing, I need to input different
> > numbers of x and z variables, so it's not feasible for me to type
> them all
> > out in the program call.
> >
> > This must be a simple fix, but I just can't find the solution in
> the help
> > files.  Does anyone know what to do?
> >
> >
> >
> > I don't have any problem with this in Stata 9.2:
> >
> > prog drop _all
> > prog testwild
> > syntax varlist
> > di "`varlist'"
> > end
> >
> >
> > . testwild pop*
> > pop poplt5 pop5_17 pop18p pop65p popurban
> >
> > . testwild pop* m*
> > pop poplt5 pop5_17 pop18p pop65p popurban medage marriage
> >
> >
> >
> > Can't say about Stata v8, as I no longer have a copy, but don't see
> why this 
> > would change.
> >
> > Kit
> >
> >
> > Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
> > http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
> > An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
> > http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html
> >
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