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RE: st: RE: RE: Re: How to speed up loop


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: Re: How to speed up loop
Date   Fri, 17 Sep 2004 06:44:15 -0500

Thank you.

Scott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ernest Berkhout
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 6:38 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu; statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: Re: How to speed up loop
> 
> At 13:21 17/09/2004, Scott Merryman wrote:
> >Could you please explain how this -gen mage = age[mlineno]- works or
> where I
> >could find it. I realize that square brackets are used for explicit
> >subscripting, but is not clear to me how this working.
> 
> For a particular record, the _value_ of the variable mlineno is
> substituted, so that f.i. when mlineno records the value of 2 (mother's
> record is the second in line) the righthandside becomes age[2], meaning
> the
> value of age from the second record (being the mother).
> 

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