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Re: st: getting a list into a macro


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: getting a list into a macro
Date   Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:48:55 -0400

Thank you to both Sergiy and to David!

Sergiy Radyakin wrote:
sysuse auto
generate myvar=substr(make,1,6)
forvalues i=1/`=_N' {
  local mylist `"`mylist' `=myvar[`i']'"'  /* do not put equal sign
after local mylist */
}
display `"`mylist'"'

If you expect spaces among your 6 characters you might want to enclose
`=myvar[`i']' in quotes as well. same if some observations have
missings.

Regards, Sergiy Radyakin



On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Richard Goldstein
<richgold@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
I have a string variable that is 6 characters long -- about 100 observations

I want to get each value into one long macro with spaces between each value
-- how can I do that?

Thanks,

Rich
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