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st: How do I do -local macroname = var1 if var2==value-


From   "Renzo Comolli" <renzo.comolli@yale.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: How do I do -local macroname = var1 if var2==value-
Date   Fri, 16 Apr 2004 20:59:13 -0400

Dear Statalist

I would like to do the following thing
. local macroname = var1 if var2==value
This is not legal syntax though. I looked on [U] and [P] to see if there
were any extended macro function to help me but I did not find any.

I know for a fact that value referred to in the if-condition is going always
to be unique.

I tried the following work around but for some reason (that I don't
understand) it does not work either (it returns a missing even if I know for
a fact that it should return a number)
. tempvar var1
. gen `var1'=var1 if var2==value
. local macroname = `var1'[1]


Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Renzo Comolli


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