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Re: st: alt to inlist?
Nick, Joseph - Thank you for your helpful comments. I stupidly did
not put quotes around my strings. So that is why it was barking at me
that they didn't exist. The suggestion below is good - I will try this.
As for whether there is a better way to do what I want ... probably.
I welcome any suggestions: I am reading in several datasets, each
containing different economic series at the metropolitan level, but I
want to keep data for only the top X metro areas. Metro areas are
defined differently for different series' (i.e., Los Angeles could be
represented as LAS or LAX depending on whether we are talking about
MSA or CMSA). Rather than figure out which datasets use which
definition for each metro area, I want it to be flexible - keep if
msa==LAS | msa==LAX (except that I have a list of about 145 MSA names
is list). Is there a better way of doing this?
Danielle H Ferry
On Jan 23, 2006, at 5:39 PM, Joseph Coveney wrote:
You can use multiple instances
keep if inlist(Z, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, k) | ///
inlist(z, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u) | ///
inlist(z, . . . .)
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