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RE: st: alt to inlist?

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: alt to inlist?
Date   Mon, 23 Jan 2006 23:10:41 -0000

This is the same question so far as I can 
see, so gets the same answer. Please study 
my FAQ carefully and that of Kit Baum. 


Danielle H Ferry
> 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?

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