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Re: st: deleting variables based on a certain condition


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: deleting variables based on a certain condition
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 20:30:54 +0200

Thanks a lot, Nick, very enlightening.
Best regards
Abhimanyu

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> -findname- was recently updated in SJ 12(1) 2012 and on SSC. That was
> announced on this list in
>
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2012-03/msg00597.html
>
> and should be evident from -search findname- in an up-to-date Stata
> 12. You need to look at the archives and also to update your copy of
> -findname-.
>
> Here is a way to do it with -findname-. No "addition" is needed.
>
> sysuse auto, clear
> gen FOO = 42
>
> findname, all(regexm("@", "[A-Z]+")) local(SHOUTED)
> FOO
>
> drop `SHOUTED'
>
> The local macro -SHOUTED- consists of names that you want.
>
> That's a bit of an awkward way to do it, but still a way to do it.
>
> Nick
>
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
> <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear statalist and Nick
>>
>> I have certain variables the names of which are in capitals. I would
>> like to delete them altogether.
>>
>> Basically I am looking for a something in addition to what SSC's
>> findname by Nick Cox does. Perhaps Nick has a newer version or somehow
>> this one can suffice?
>>
>> . which findname
>> c:\ado\plus\f\findname.ado
>> *! 1.0.1 NJC 28 April 2010
>> *! 1.0.0 NJC 30 March 2010
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