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st: Re: using the max command


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: using the max command
Date   Wed, 4 Feb 2004 11:16:10 -0500

you don't need to create a whole variable just to hold one number, try:

sum var5, meanonly
local max=r(max)
forval i=1/`max' {...

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Amit Khandelwal" <amit.khandelwal@yale.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:57 AM
Subject: st: using the max command


> 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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