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RE: RE: st: collapse syntax error


From   Ramani Gunatilaka <Ramani.Gunatilaka@BusEco.monash.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: RE: st: collapse syntax error
Date   Thu, 22 Sep 2005 11:36:22 +0000

Thanks, Nick and Louis.
About updating to version 8.2.
My computer used to be connected to the Monash Uni network and had a proxy host. But now it is directly connected to the internet so I turned set httpproxyhost off. (I have sent several queries earlier about this while at Monash and got sorted out about needing to set the proxyhost).
But even though I turned the thing off because I have direct broadband access, I can't get through to the website on <findit upadate>. The webpage which tells you how to update executables if you do not have direct access from Stata, has only Stata version 8 born Jan 2003 and not the later versions.
A further problem. This e-mail address  used to be on Statalist but I unsubscribed as I have finished my course at Monash. I then wrote in from my Yahoo account and got myself on the mailing list. Unfortunately, although I get mails from Statalist to the Yahoo account, I can't send any - I have been struggling with collapse for three days. So I got back into my Monash account, subscribed again and managed to send a query from that account. Can someone please explain to me why this should be so?
Sorry this is a long mail - but this internet thing is really bugging me.
Regards,
Ramani

n j cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> In addition, this looks like a -contract- problem.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> louis boakye-yiadom
>
> Your code looks fine to me. How about updating to version 8.2 and trying
> again?
>
> Ramani
>
> 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
> r(198);
>
> I am using
> Stata/SE 8.0 for Windows
> Born 30 Jan 2003
> Copyright (C) 1985-2003
>
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