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RE: st: loop thru unique values of a variable


From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: loop thru unique values of a variable
Date   Tue, 10 Sep 2002 01:24:22 +0100

At 14:49 09/09/02 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
I consider -vallist- (STB-60, updated on SSC) to be superseded
by -levels-
(SSC). Loosely speaking, -levels- does less, but it marks a retreat
to the main idea behind -vallist- and is designed to work more
obviously
and more smoothly with -foreach-. The difference may seem
small from a translation of Roger's example

levels D, local(values)
foreach d of local values {
        ...
}

but there are good reasons why this is slightly better style.
Except if D has non-integer values, in which case (as far as I can see) you have to use -vallist-.

Roger


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