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From   Amit Khandelwal <amit.khandelwal@yale.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: counting
Date   Fri, 6 Feb 2004 22:38:57 -0500 (EST)

Suppose I have 5 states and I want to count the number of children in each 
state. How can I do this without generating a new variable. If I do

by state: count if child==1

then r(N) only stores the last state's result.
Thanks.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 10:57:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Amit Khandelwal <ak389@pantheon.yale.edu>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: 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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