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Re: st: loop with global marco


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: loop with global marco
Date   Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:33:52 +0000

foreach x in $var1 $var2 $var3

That way the macroname gets expanded to the macro contents and
-foreach- just sees the results of that, not the globals.
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 19 February 2014 12:23, Nick Bornschein <nick.bornschein@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I defined 3 global macros, each of them containing the names of variables:
> (... means there are a lot more variables in it)
>
> global var1 "hope truth..."
> global var2 "life death..."
> global var3 "never loose..."
>
> Now I want to summarize the global macros in blocks with:
>
> foreach x of global var1 var2 var3 {
> su `x'
> }
>
> But it does not work, it always runs through all variables without creating
> blocks. What is the problem?
>
> -Nick
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