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Re: st: Dropping variables in USE statement


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Dropping variables in USE statement
Date   Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:26:57 +0100

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM, William Sankey wrote:
> Is there a way to drop variables on the use statement? I am bringing
> in Stata dataset with too many variables (transferred over from SAS
> which is a pain to drop variables because I don't think I can drop
> variables with a *).

There is no need to guess. If you look at the help-file of -drop- it
tells you that it takes a varlist, so you can type something like
-drop D4* D5*-

> Ideally I would like to process use DATASET, drop D4* D5* D6* etc

If you look at the helpfile of -use-, you can see that it is possible
to specify the variables you want to include. You may also want to
look at -help describe-, which you can use to get a list of variable
names without first opening the dataset.

-- Maarten

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