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st: loop over local list


From   "Radu Ban" <rban@nber.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: loop over local list
Date   Tue, 13 Aug 2002 12:53:10 -0400

Dear all,

What is wrong with this piece of code (which gives an 'invalid syntax'
error)

local married "0 5"
local single "5 6"
foreach mstat in `mar' `sng'

    tokenize `mstat'
...
keep if marstat > `1' & marstat <= `2'

the last line is the one that produces the error.

What I'm trying to do is make a loop, in which the first run keeps values of
marstat 1 through 5, and the second run keeps value 6. Is there an
alternative solution? Note that marstat has values 0 to 6 where 0 stands for
'not available', 1-5 are for people who were at some point married and 6 for
people who were never married. I could recode it, but I'll lose information
that I might need in the future.


thanks in advance,

Radu Ban



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