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st: RE: Trouble with quotes in defining macro


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Trouble with quotes in defining macro
Date   Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:43:12 -0000

I suspect you need compound double quotes `" "'. 

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

Miranda Kim

I have the following problem:

Within a loop I want to define a macro as follows:

Foreach var of varlist var1 var2 var3 {
local varlabs `varlabs' "`:var l `var''"
}

I want the macro varlabs to contain the following string ""lab1" "lab2" 
"lab3"", where lab1 is the label for var1 etc.
But I'm having problems with the quotes.
I then want to use this local as an argument in another command and that

is why I wish it in this format with quotes around each label.
I am using stata 10.

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