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"Alex Gamma" <gamma@bli.unizh.ch> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
Re: st: Finding all variables NOT containing a string - SOLVED |

Date |
Tue, 9 Oct 2007 16:14:13 +0200 |

Hi Scott,

Yes, it works, and it's what I want. I've simply overlooked this although a similar example is actually given in the help-file, as I now see.

Thanks a lot!

Alex

----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Merryman" <scott.merryman@gmail.com>

To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>

Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 3:53 PM

Subject: Re: st: Finding all variables NOT containing a string

This does not work? -ds *tempsa*, not - Scott On 10/9/07, Alex Gamma <gamma@bli.unizh.ch> wrote:Hi Statasticians*

I have a simple problem, but wasn't able to find the solution:

I want to

a) find all variables whose names do NOT contain a given string (say,

"tempsa")

b) have them stored in r(varlist)

Neither -describe-, -lookfor-, nor -ds- seem to be able to do the job. I've

looked on the web and found Fred Wolfe's -lfsum-, which finds variables

containing a given string with the possibility to exclude other strings. But

this command is unable to handle wildcards, so that I cannot list ALL

variables except for those containing the string "tempsa". (Also it does not

store its results in r(varlist)).

I hope and assume that some of you will immediately know the solution since

this must be a frequently encountered problem.

Best regards,

Alex

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University Hospital of Psychiatry

Research Department

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Switzerland

Tel: +4144 384 2621

Fax: +4144 384 2446

e-mail: gamma@bli.uzh.ch

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**References**:**st: re: how do people learn Stata?***From:*Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>

**st: Finding all variables NOT containing a string***From:*"Alex Gamma" <gamma@bli.unizh.ch>

**Re: st: Finding all variables NOT containing a string***From:*"Scott Merryman" <scott.merryman@gmail.com>

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