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st: Re: using the max command (function)

From   Christopher F Baum <>
Subject   st: Re: using the max command (function)
Date   Sat, 7 Feb 2004 08:20:47 -0500

On Feb 7, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Amit wrote:

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 {

Presuming that the variable contains integers:

quietly summ var5
local hi5 = r(max)
forvalues i=1/`hi5' {

Note that if you want to count, you should use forvalues, not foreach.


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