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Re: st: How to create a local from [, options]

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: How to create a local from [, options]
Date   Sun, 30 Sep 2007 18:37:04 +0100 (BST)

--- wrote:
> Assume that I have a program with the following syntax:
> myprogram var1 var2 var3 var4, option1 option2 option3
> tokenize can be used to get locals from  `varlist'. However, is there
> a way to create a local from [, options]? 

The command -syntax- is your friend when facing this kind of problem.
See: -help syntax-, and the example below:

*----------- begin example -----------------
capture program drop foo
program foo
    syntax [, bla(string) blup(int 0) ] 
    di as txt "option bla contains " ///
       as result "`bla'"
    di as txt "option blup constains " ///
       as result "`blup'"

foo, bla("bar") blup(4)
*---------- end example ---------------------          
(For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see )

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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