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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 15:29:13 -0400

This is incorrect:
"...I know that describe provides an r(varlist) macro,..."

Varlist can be obtained from ds, not des.



On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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