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st: how do i increment a counter


From   "aine dooley" <acd4983@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: how do i increment a counter
Date   Wed, 31 Aug 2005 12:03:52 -0700

I am finding in Stata that there does not seem to be an easy way to increment a counter despite countless trys and readings of the manal.

I want to do something llike the following, this is just an example:

generate byte total_sum =0

for each variable of varlist {
if age > 50
total_sum = total_sum + age
}

Stata doesn't seem to allow the if... then construct unless it is in a program. Although I have written a simple program (crazy that I have to do this) passing arguments, I still can't get it to work.

I must be missing something.

-Annemarie

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