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Re: st: mata's st_data


From   Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: mata's st_data
Date   Fri, 10 Sep 2010 06:59:41 -0700

Use -st_macroexpand()-:
*******************************************
clear*
set obs 10
foreach x of newlist a b c d {
	g var_`x' = runiform()
}
li
mata
st_data(.,st_macroexpand("var_*"),.)
end
*******************************************

T

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 6:47 AM, joe j <joe.stata@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if there is a way to use wildcard for variable names
> in mata's "st_data" function. I have a large number of variables, like
> US_ctry, UK_ctry, etc, all of which could be defined in Stata as
> "*ctry".
>
> But when I try the following in mata:
> A  =  st_data(.,(“*ctry”)).
>
> I get the warning:
>
> *ctry invalid name
>
> The (tedious) alternative is: A  =  st_data(.,(“US_ctry”, “UK_ctry")
>
> Any suggestion would be appreciated, because the number of variables
> are too many.
>
> Joe
>
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