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st: Saving Output from "describe" as its own dataset


From   "Magali Fassiotto" <fassiott@nber.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Saving Output from "describe" as its own dataset
Date   Sat, 15 Sep 2007 13:34:24 -0400

Hello all,

I have a large dataset and would like to have an easy way to look at
all the variables and variable types in the dataset.  Ideally, I would
like to create a dataset from the output of the "describe" command.
That is, have a new dataset with a list of all the variable names and
storage types.  Is there an easy way to do this automatically without
having to cut and paste anything?

Thanks so much,
Magali
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