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"Radu Ban" <raduban@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Re: creating a varlist |

Date |
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:59:01 -0400 |

yes, this helped a lot. if i define the macro without using the equal sign, it works. thanks for this, Radu 2008/10/22 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>: > see http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-05/msg00629.html > > HTH > Martin _______________________ > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Radu Ban" <raduban@gmail.com> > To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> > Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:39 PM > Subject: st: creating a varlist > > >> Dear Statalist, >> >> I want to generate a variable with the -egen anycount- command. >> >> let's say: >> >> egen ttt = anycount(`vlist'), v(1) >> >> The varlist in the argument is long and the variables have some >> regularity in their names. They all of the form qX3_1 qX3_2, where X >> goes from 5 to 46. Note that there are other variables with X between >> 1 and 4 which I do not want, so that a varlist q*3_1 q*3_2 does not >> work. To create my variables list I did the following: >> >> local vlist "" >> forvalues n = 5/46 { >> local vlist = "`vlist' q`n'3_1 q`n'3_2" >> } >> *then to check >> di "`vlist'" >> >> However, the display command shows that the macro stops at q23. Am I >> running into a limit here? I checked help limits and the limit to >> number of characters in a macro is way higher ( 1,081,511 in Stata >> SE). If indeed there is a limit, can anyone point out a work around? >> >> Thank you, >> Radu >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > -- picasaweb.google.com/raduban * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: creating a varlist***From:*"Radu Ban" <raduban@gmail.com>

**st: Re: creating a varlist***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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