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Re: st: mata's st_data


From   joe j <joe.stata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: mata's st_data
Date   Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:22:47 +0200

Many thanks, Tirthankar.  But has this code worked for you? I am
getting an error:
var_* invalid name

I am using Stata SE versin 10.1

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Tirthankar Chakravarty
<tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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