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RE: st: repeating same command for a number of variables
Ulrich Kohler replied to Ronnie Babigumira
> > 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
I don't think that is the same problem at all.
Ronnie's code -list-s observations if any of the -other?c-
is over 22 (but not missing).
Ulrich's code -list-s them only if all of the -other?c-
are over 22 (and none of them are missing).
That is much more restrictive.
In addition to my earlier suggestion, -egenmore- on SSS includes
function -rany()-, -rall()- and -rcount()-.
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