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st: RE: -foreach- syntax


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: -foreach- syntax
Date   Thu, 27 Oct 2005 21:54:32 +0100

This could be no more than Stata not seeing a { 
on the same line as the initial -foreach-. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Terra Curtis
 
> I am trying to run a foreach loop but I keep getting an error which is
> puzzling me.  My code is below, with the error:
> 
> Code:
> foreach x in "q1y1989" "q2y1989" "q3y1989" "q4y1989" 
> "q1y1990" "q2y1990"
> "q3y1990" "q4y1990" "q1y1991" "q2y1991" "q3y1991" "q4y1991" "q1y1992"
> "q2y1992" "q3y1992" "q4y1992" "q1y1993" "q2y1993" "q3y1993" "q4y1993"
> "q1y1994" "q2y1994" "q3y1994" "q4y1994" "q1y1995" "q2y1995" "q3y1995"
> "q4y1995" "q1y1996" "q2y1996" "q3y1996" "q4y1996" "q1y1997" "q2y1997"
> "q3y1997" "q4y1997" "q1y1998" "q2y1998" "q3y1999" "q4y1999" "q1y2000"
> "q2y2001" "q3y2001" "q4y2001" "q1y2002" "q2y2002" "q3y2002" "q4y2002"
> "q1y2003" "q2y2003" "q3y2003" "q4y2003" "q1y2004" q2y2004" "q3y2004"
> "q4y2004" "q1y2005" "q2y2005" {
> 	gen ratio`x'=lc`x'/dol`x'
> }
> 
> Error:
> { required
> r(100);
> 
> end of do-file
> r(100);
> 
> In my do-file the "foreach x in ..." line is all one line.  
> And as you can
> see I have included the "{".  Can anyone spot the error?

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