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Re: st: looping with macro names


From   Edwin Leuven <e.leuven@uva.nl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: looping with macro names
Date   Thu, 27 Mar 2003 17:30:29 +0100

something like this:

foreach v1 of var math english other_acad {
	foreach v2 of var first st {
		tempvar `v1'X`v2'
		g ``v1'X`v2'' = `v1'*`v2'
	}
}

On Thu Mar 27 2003 17:08, Chris Rohlfs wrote:
> hi!
>
> i'm trying to make a loop to run statements like:
>
> 	qui gen `mathXfirst' = math*first
> 	qui gen `englishXfirst' = english*first
> 	qui gen `other_acadXfirst' = other_acad*first
>
> 	qui gen `mathXst' = math*st
> 	qui gen `englishXst' = english*st
> 	qui gen `other_acadXst' = other_acad*st
>
> where the first variable in each case is a tempvar name and hence inside
> quotation marks.  is there a way to do something like:
>
> 	for C in var math english other_acad: for V in var first st: ...
>
> or something with foreach that will replace the V and C with variable
> names, even inside the quotation marks?
>
> thanks!
> chris
>
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