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st: using the max command


From   Amit Khandelwal <amit.khandelwal@yale.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: using the max command
Date   Wed, 4 Feb 2004 10:57:47 -0500 (EST)

I have a variable for which I need the maximum element. So, I typed:

egen element=max(var5)

Now, I need to use this value in a for-loop

foreach i=1(1)element {
...
}

but that didn't work. So, then I tried 

foreach i=1(1)element[1] {                  
... 
}

to try to pick off the first element of the vector, but that didn't work, 
either. 

Thanks,
Amit




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