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st: RE: Executing a string representation of a command


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Executing a string representation of a command
Date   Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:30:31 -0000

You just refer to it: 

At the command prompt: 

. `vL' 

In a do-file 

`vL' 

The point is that Stata sees the macroname and replaces it by its
contents. Then it is evident that -label- (in this case) has some work
to do. 

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

E. Paul Wileyto

Suppose I've done some programming that creates a macro containing a 
string representation of a command.  For example:

. ma list vL
vL:             label var EMOID_OA_CR_plac "Emotion ID, Overall Correct 
Response Count, On Placebo."

How do I now execute that string in a macro as if I had type it in, or 
had written it explicitly as part of a do-file?

If I search on "execute string" in help, there is no response.

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