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Re: st: Retrieving variable list from describe


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Retrieving variable list from describe
Date   Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:26:55 -0400

sysuse auto
ds
ret list

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Barth Riley <barthriley@comcast.net> wrote:
> Dear list
>
> i would like to retrieve the list of variables matching a specification used
> with describe, e.g.:
>
> describe item*
>
> I know that describe provides an r(varlist) macro, yet I can seem to use or
> access it. For instance:
>
> foreach var in "`r(varlist)'" {
> ...
> }
>
> does nothing. I have also tried not enclosing `r(vrlist)' in quotes . Does
> this only work in conjunction with the ds command?
>
> Thanks
>
> Barth
>
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