Stata The Stata listserver
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: RE: generating colnames of arbitrary dimension


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: generating colnames of arbitrary dimension
Date   Sun, 12 Jun 2005 17:13:02 +0100

The terminology to use is local macro, not local variable. 

The following builds up a list. 

forval i = 1/`k' { 
	local varnames "`varnames' <stub>_`i'" 
}

Hope this helps. 

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

Robert Duval
 
> I'm trying to store the output of several estimations on a 
> series of matrices.
> I want to be able to label certain columns of my matrices as 
> 
> prefix_1 prefix_2 ... prefix_`k'
> 
> where k is a local variable arbitrarily set by each routine.
> 
> For example, if I estimate svymean with the by(varlist) option, the
> number of categories will change for each variable in varlist, and my
> program to store the results of each variable is
> 
> 
> program by_wprom0, eclass
> 	args name
> 	local k = e(n_by)
> 	matrix define diagV0 = vecdiag(e(V))
> 	matrix define `name'= ($z1 , e(b) , diagV0 , e(_N) , 
> e(_N_subp) , e(deff))
> 	local paranames : colnames(e(b))
> 
> CODE NEEDED HERE
> 
> 	matrix colnames `name'= Period `paranames' `varnames' 
> `N' `N_subpop' `Deff'
> 	matrix drop diagV0
> end
> 
> where I would like 'varnames' (as well as `N', `N_subpop' and `Deff' )
> to contain a list of the type
> 
> var_1 var_2 ... var_`k'
> 
> 
> I bet there is an easy way to do this, but I just cannot find it.
> 
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> Thanks in advance,
> robert
> 
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
> 

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index