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st: Re:Obtaining varlist from other dataset


From   "P. Wilner Jeanty" <pwjeanty@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re:Obtaining varlist from other dataset
Date   Sat, 2 Feb 2008 01:36:34 -0500

On Feb 2, 2008 12:57 AM, Keith Dear <keith.dear@anu.edu.au> wrote:
> David,
> Wilner is right, the varlist option does solve your problem. But the statement:
> . local myvars r(varlist)
> merely assigns the string "r(varlist)" to the macro, which therefore
> contains only one word.
> You can verify this with
> . display "`myvars'"
> r(varlist)
>
> You can get what you need like this:
> . describe using my_file, varlist
> . local myvars=r(varlist)       // "=" inserted
> . display "`myvars'"
> x1 x2 x3 x4
>
> The "=" has the effect of *evaluating* r(varlist), and assigning the
> result to myvars.
> Keith

David's problem is indeed solved. Not only can he put all the
variables in a macro, he can also put them in separate macros. As
Keith clarified, the "=" sign solved the problem of extended macro
function manipulation.
-- 
P. Wilner Jeanty, Post-doctoral researcher
Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
The Ohio State University
2120 Fyffe Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6382 (Office)
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