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Re: st: RE: "looping" within a command


From   Devra Golbe <dgolbe@optonline.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: "looping" within a command
Date   Wed, 13 Oct 2004 11:41:22 -0400

Thanks Nick-- this solves my problem very neatly. While trace lets me confirm that the `j++' notation increments by 1 from 217, just as it ought, I don't understand the syntax. Can you point me to the section of the manuals where I can read up on this?

Devra

At 10:11 AM 10/13/2004, you wrote:

I take it from this that you always have a -name- and -id-
variable: what differs are the number of -a*-.

If you know N in advance you could build up your -infix-
call like this:

local N = <whatever>
local call "str name 124-143 str id 144-152"
local j = 217
forval i = 1/`N' {
        local call "`call' str a`i' `j++'"
}

then

infix `call' using rawdata.txt

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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