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


From   "Alex Gamma" <gamma@bli.unizh.ch>
To   <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
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8032 Zurich
Switzerland

Tel: +4144 384 2621
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e-mail: gamma@bli.uzh.ch


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