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st: trickier subscript question


From   Kenley Barrett <k-barrett@northwestern.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: trickier subscript question
Date   Thu, 01 Apr 2004 17:48:34 -0600

Thank you to everyone for your replies. Now I need to do something tricky
with my looping: I need to refer to b1_0X and b1_0(X-1) in the same
command. Something like this:

forvalues i = 1(1)9 {
gen j = i - 1
gen newvar = b1_0`i' - b1_0`j'
}

Unfortunately, Stata doesn't recognize i as a variable. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much to everyone for your help.

Best,
Kenley

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