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Re: st: Trouble with quotes in defining macro


From   Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Trouble with quotes in defining macro
Date   Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:02:59 +0000

Have got it to work after "playing around", though it's very messy and there is likely to be a much neater way...
Foreach var of varlist var1 var2 var3 {
   loc varlab `""`:var l `var''""'
   loc varlabs `"`varlabs'`varlab'"'
}

Miranda Kim wrote:
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.
Many thanks for your help.


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