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st: setting global in a loop


From   Ada Ma <pec187@abdn.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: setting global in a loop
Date   Tue, 15 Feb 2005 12:34:25 +0000

Hello Statalist,

I have a problem. When I run the following program:

#delimit;
foreach i of numlist 3(1)6 {
local j : di char(`i'+96)
global `j'indvars "pid `j'hid";
}
#delimit cr;

I got an error code r(198) with a comment saying:
"program error: code follows on the same line as open brace"

I am working on the BHPS and I hope that I can draw the same variables out from the various waves using globals combined with a loop. Am I doing anything wrong or is global not allowed in a loop?

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,
Ada Ma

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