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st: RE: RE: RE: Undocumented limitation of describe (and hence -ds-) in Stata 10?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: Undocumented limitation of describe (and hence -ds-) in Stata 10?
Date   Tue, 6 Apr 2010 19:22:14 +0200

<>

See also Nick`s http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2006-11/msg00769.html



HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Dienstag, 6. April 2010 19:16
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: RE: Undocumented limitation of describe (and hence -ds-) in
Stata 10?


<>


And "Beware the evaluating equal sign" (NJC parlance :-) ):
http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0045



*******
clear
forvalues i = 1/30{
    gen byte testvar`i' = .
}
d, varlist
di "`r(varlist)'"
local x "`r(varlist)'"
di `:length local x'
ma di
*******


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Dienstag, 6. April 2010 19:11
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: Undocumented limitation of describe (and hence -ds-) in
Stata 10?


<>

Just say - di "`r(varlist)'"-, whether Stata 10 or 11...


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael I.
Lichter
Sent: Dienstag, 6. April 2010 19:06
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Undocumented limitation of describe (and hence -ds-) in Stata
10?

I found out the hard way that the r(varlist) macro result returned by 
-describe, varlist- (and hence -ds- and Nick Cox's -ds3-) is limited to 
243 characters, at least on my computer running Stata 10. Is there a 
Stata setting I need to change? The help page says something about 
-maxvar-, but this doesn't seem like it should matter, and in any event 
doubling -maxvar- has on effect on this result. If this is not a 
settings issue, has it been fixed in Stata 11? Thanks.

-----
clear
forvalues i = 1/26 {
    gen byte testvar`i' = .
}
d, varlist
di r(varlist)
local x = r(varlist)
di `:length local x'
-----

-- 
Michael I. Lichter, Ph.D. <mlichter@buffalo.edu>
Research Assistant Professor & NRSA Fellow
UB Department of Family Medicine / Primary Care Research Institute
UB Clinical Center, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215
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