Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down at the end of May, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: getting the nth column name


From   daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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

Best
Daniel
--
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.
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index