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Re: st: collapse syntax error

From   Marcello Pagano <>
Subject   Re: st: collapse syntax error
Date   Thu, 22 Sep 2005 08:25:44 -0400

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Ramani Gunatilaka wrote:

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.

n j cox <> wrote:

In addition, this looks like a -contract- problem.


louis boakye-yiadom

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


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

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Stata/SE 8.0 for Windows
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