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st: Re: How to list just the first case meeting a selection criterion?


From   "Luc Scheper" <rocks@home.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: How to list just the first case meeting a selection criterion?
Date   Tue, 28 Jun 2005 10:39:34 +0200

I don't won't this mail fuck offf
----- Original Message ----- From: "paul gronke" <pgronke@gmail.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:09 AM
Subject: st: How to list just the first case meeting a selection criterion?



I am dealing with an extremely large (2 gig) dataset and wish to list
just the first case that meets a set of criteria. There are about 200
separate sets of criteria (county and precinct values).

Thus, I'd like a command that does something like:

list name address1 address2 county precinct city state
if [first one of] county=VALUE & precinct=VALUE
repeated about 200 times.

I could do this with sample 1 if CRITERIA

but that seems needless complex, especially since all I want is the
first case that meets 200 combinations of county and precinct.

Thanks
Paul Gronke
Reed College

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