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VLIST: Stata module to expand variable list in command syntax


  • David E. Moore

    () (The Hartman Group, Inc.)


vlist expands and unabbreviates a varlist of either all new or all existing variables; see [U] 18.4 varlists. The result is returned in the global macro S_1. The number of variables is returned in the global macro S_2. This is a more general command than Stata's unabbrev, since it can expand a list of new variables. Also, unlike Stata's parse, vlist knows how to expand varlists with embedded numbers, such as, v1_1-v1_4. Finally, when used with array (q.v.), vlist can expand varlists containing array references.

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  • David E. Moore, 1998. "VLIST: Stata module to expand variable list in command syntax," Statistical Software Components S346502, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s346502

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