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Re: st: manipulating part of a variable name.


From   chris wallace <c.wallace@qmul.ac.uk>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: manipulating part of a variable name.
Date   05 Apr 2004 14:16:50 +0100

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 14:13, Dev Vencappa wrote:

> local z "1986 1988 1990"
> foreach x of local z{
> gen XPRI3yr`x'=(XPRI`x'-XPRI`x'-2)
> }

You could try

foreach x of local z {
local y = `x'-2
gen XPRI3yr`x'=(XPRI`x'-XPRI`y')
}

hth, Chris.

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