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
Returns: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.

See also

Functions getnamef(), indcv()