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Re: st: repeating same command for a number of variables


From   Babigumira Ronnie <rutaremwa_rb@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: repeating same command for a number of variables
Date   Fri, 12 Jul 2002 02:19:33 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Ulrich and Nick 
I am happy with Nicks (Winter) solution as it solves my problem.

Best

Roni
--- Ulrich Kohler <ukohler@sowi.uni-mannheim.de> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2002 18:10 schrieben Sie:
> > I am looking survey data and in this particular section, respondents
> have
> > given reasons for saving. I allow for upto four reasons and as such
> have
> > four variables (other1c other2c other3c other4c). Having coded all the
> > responses, I have upto 22 reasons and I would now like to flash out
> > illegal entries (exceed the codebook limits). I have a crude syntax
> (which
> > lists values greater than the codebook limit of 22 but are not
> missing)
> >
> > list houscode other1c other2c other3c other4c if (other1c >22 &   /*
> > */ other1c ~=.)|(other2c >22 & other2c ~=.)|(other3c > 22 & other3c /*
> > */ ~=.) |(other4c > 22 & other4c ~=.)
> >
> > Is there an easier (more elegant or less repetitive) way of doing this
> 
> Don't know if this is what your looking for, but I often code things
> like 
> that as follows:
> 
> . mark touse
> . markout touse other?c 
> . list houscoude other?c if touse & other1c>22 & other2c>22  /*
>    */ & other3c>22 & other3c>22 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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