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Re: st: comparing datasets


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: comparing datasets
Date   Mon, 8 Aug 2011 17:02:04 +0200

I see, Mauro, thanks, that's an ingenious way, but could you please
elaborate on "differencing two macros"? I don't see it very easily in
the user's guide...
Many thanks
Abhimanyu

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Mauro Mastrogiacomo
<M.Mastrogiacomo@cpb.nl> wrote:
> Hi, one way could be
>
> des, varlist
> local myvars=r(varlist)
> dis "`myvars'"
>
> if you repeat this also for the second dataset then you can subtract the two macro's and the difference is what you need.
> mauro
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
>> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Abhimanyu Arora
>> Sent: maandag 8 augustus 2011 16:32
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: Re: st: comparing datasets
>>
>> As a follow up, there should be something in the macros in r(), but
>> return list gives me a blank stare.
>> Abhimanyu
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
>> <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Dear statalist
>> > Hope all's well
>> > I have two datasets, one of which has all the variables of the
>> second,
>> > plus additional variables. I would like to get a list of all these
>> > additional variables. There's this obscure command -dta_equal- that I
>> > have got hold of, but contrary to what's in the help file, it doesn't
>> > display the unique variables belonging to a particular dataset,
>> rather
>> > seems to be working merely like the -cf-. Any
>> alternative/improvement?
>> > Many thanks and best regards
>> > Abhimanyu Arora
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