# getname¶

## Purpose¶

Returns a column vector containing the names of the variables in a GAUSS dataset.

## Format¶

var_names = getname(dset)
Parameters: dset (string) – the name of the dataset from which the function will obtain the variable names var_names (Nx1 vector) – contains the names of all of the variables in the specified dataset.

## Examples¶

/*
** Get the variable names from
** the file freqdata stored in the GAUSS
** examples directory
*/
var_names = getname(getGAUSSHome() $+ "examples/freqdata.dat"); // Print format format 8,8; // Print variable names print$var_names;


produces:

AGE
PAY
sex
WT


## Remarks¶

The output, var_names, will have as many rows as there are variables in the dataset.