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st: forvalues and scalar: easy question

Subject   st: forvalues and scalar: easy question
Date   Thu, 27 May 2004 12:48:20 +0200

Dear StataListers,

since I have already disturbed a colleague who could not help me out I am going to confront you with my small problem:
I want Stata to run a loop from 1 to the maximum of observations in my dataset.
I tried:

gen obs2 = _n

sum obs2

scalar m = r(max)

forvalues i=1/`m'{

Which did not work. There is probably a very easy way to do that but I just do not know it.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Justina Fischer

Dipl.Vw. Justina A.V. Fischer,
Research Associate
SIAW - University of St. Gallen
Bodanstr. 8
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Tel.:++41-71-224 2345
Fax: ++41-71-224 2298

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