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Re: st: forvalues and _N

From   Fred Wolfe <>
Subject   Re: st: forvalues and _N
Date   Thu, 02 Sep 2004 16:00:13 -0500

This will work:

forval e = 1/`=_N'

Fred Wolfe

At 01:45 PM 9/2/2004 -0700, you wrote:
I have a problem using a forval loop to assign values to a numeric variable
(for brevity, assume that -encode- doesn't work here).  I want to loop
through the entire dataset, addressing each value in turn, so

.forval e = 1/_N

would appear to be the appropriate form.  I get an "invalid syntax" error
when I do so.

.di _N

gives me the expected result for this dataset, 2339.

.forval e = 1/2339

works as expected.
How am I screwing this up?
Fred Wolfe (
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Arthritis Research Center Foundation
Wichita, KS USA
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