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RE: st: collapse syntax error

From   "louis boakye-yiadom" <>
Subject   RE: st: collapse syntax error
Date   Thu, 22 Sep 2005 10:11:00 +0000

Your code looks fine to me. How about updating to version 8.2 and trying again?



Hi Statalist members,
I am trying to calculate household size using collapse. The dataset has two variables, a unique household ID <uhhid> and the serial numbers of the household members <hhmem>.
This is the code I used and the error I get.

. /*create variable household size*/
. use rindvar02, clear

. keep uhhid hhmem

. sort uhhid hhmem

. gen num=1

. collapse (sum) hhsize=num, by(uhhid)
invalid syntax

I am using
Stata/SE 8.0 for Windows
Born 30 Jan 2003
Copyright (C) 1985-2003

Can someone please help?
Thanks in advance,

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