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Re: st: getting the nth column name

From   daniel klein <>
Subject   Re: st: getting the nth column name
Date   Wed, 7 Nov 2012 01:13:31 +0100

This is similar to what -usesome- (SSC) does.

To load the third variable in a dataset you would code

usesome (3) using foo.dta

These are good solutions once the data are read in.

If the problem is to get at the third variable name before the dataset
is read in, something like

d using auto, varlist
use `: word 3 of `r(varlist)'' using auto

is needed.
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