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Re: st: Mata question


From   "E. Paul Wileyto" <epw@mail.med.upenn.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mata question
Date   Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:46:06 -0500

Thanks.

Slide 27 clued me in. I'd not have figured that out, and I wish this was more explicit in the manual.

Here's how it went starting outside mata...


. global vl2 "drug sex"

. mata
------------------------------------------------- mata (type end to exit) ----------------------------
: X=st_data(.,tokens("$vl2"))

:

Paul


Martin Weiss wrote:
Make sure you take into account Kit Baum`s talk at the London UGM:

http://repec.org/usug2008/StataMata.beamer.UKSUG14.pdf

HTH
Martin
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 08:44:49 -0500
Von: "E. Paul Wileyto" <epw@mail.med.upenn.edu>
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: Mata question

I'm new to Mata, and just testing the waters. As I read through the first of the Mata programming books, it is not transparent to me how you take a macro /"varlist"/ and import the variables as a matrix in Mata. Perhaps it is different in non-interactive mode, but trying to use st_view and st_data interactively seems to require that I have all sorts of punctuation around each of the variable names, punctuation that cannot be preserved and passed on in macroland. Is there a quick way of taking the usual varlist macro and referring to it with st_data?

Thanks.

Paul



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Tobacco Use Research Center
School of Medicine, U. of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA  19104-3309

215-746-7147
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