Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

Re: st: variable names from variable window to command window (and cutting from the command window)


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: variable names from variable window to command window (and cutting from the command window)
Date   Mon, 29 Oct 2007 16:51:05 +0000 (GMT)

--- Leny Mathew <lenymathewc@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working with a large survey which is stored as different sections
> and the variable names are based on the wording of the questions.
> Hence I'm not able to use the short cuts to select the variables.

As this seems to be a limit users can do nothing about, and I am still
only a user, I can only give you some more advise on how to circumvent
clicking on variables. 

1) you don't have to write the entire variable name, as long your
abreviation uniquely identifies that variable you are ok.

2) Often variables in a survey are grouped together, even if the
variable names have no apperent structure you can still use this order
as a shortcut: -keep bla-flups- will keep the variables bla, flups and
all variables in between.

Hope this helps,
Maarten


-----------------------------------------
Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434

+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
-----------------------------------------


      ___________________________________________________________ 
Want ideas for reducing your carbon footprint? Visit Yahoo! For Good  http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/forgood/environment.html
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index