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Re: st: RE: Executing a string representation of a command


From   "E. Paul Wileyto" <epw@mail.med.upenn.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Executing a string representation of a command
Date   Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:38:54 -0500

Thanks.  It's harder in Matlab, and I assumed it would be similar here.

Paul

Nick Cox wrote:
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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