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Re: st: -Simulate- and dropping variables


From   Rachel <academicgirl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -Simulate- and dropping variables
Date   Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:41:57 -0400

Thanks, Maarten. Both of these are very helpful.

On 8/20/07, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- Rachel wrote:
> > I have a large number of variables] with the same stem "abc10
> > abc11 abc12....abc99" I'd like to drop all variables with an abc*
> > prefix if any such variables currently exist within the stem.
>
> --- Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > capture unab todrop : abc*
> > drop `todrop'
>
> --- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> > How about
> >
> > . capture drop abc*
>
> Nick's sollution is much nicer.
>
>
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