# Re: st: To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

 From "Ada Ma" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Date Wed, 3 May 2006 18:16:11 +0100

I'm not familar with the routine. But I'll try to answer your
questions based on what I know.

(1) yes - if the local is being evaluated, e.g. if you're calculating

"A little bit of Stata programming goes a long way.." by Christopher F. Baum

http://ideas.repec.org/p/boc/bocoec/612.html

(2) I don't think the semicolon is necessary. I have never written a
loop with one. May be you'd need them if you're doing something more
sophisticated than I have attempted, I don't know.

(3) the -forval- command should work, as you said, if you replace
`nparam' with 6. So may be there are something wrong inside the
loop?? Sorry I'm not of more help.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

On 5/3/06, Lieu.N.Hazelwood@frb.gov <Lieu.N.Hazelwood@frb.gov> wrote:

```I am trying to insert this code:
forvalues i=1/`nparam' {
qui sum est if dumyid == `i'
local avest = r(mean)
local between = r(Var)
qui sum `v' if dumyid == `i'
local m=r(N)
local within = r(mean)
local totalv = `within' + ( 1 + 1/`m' )*`between'
if `between'==0 {
global mi_combine3 F
}
if `between'&lt;=0 {
local dof .
local ii=`i'*\$mimps
local lb=lb in `ii'
local ub=ub in `ii'
local riv=0
}
else {
local dof = ( 1 + 1/`m' )*`between'
local riv = `dof'/`within'
local dof = (`m'-1)*(1 + 1/`riv')^2
if `dof'&gt;1e+10 { local dof=1e+10 }
local invt = invttail(`dof', (1-`level'/100)/2)
local lb = `avest' - `invt' * sqrt(`totalv')
local ub = `avest' + `invt' * sqrt(`totalv')
}
post  `memhold' (`i') (`avest')/*
*/ (`totalv') (`dof') (`lb') (`ub') (`riv')
}
postclose `memhold'

/* Merge back individual results */

qui use "`results'",clear
qui sort dumyid
qui merge dumyid using `abit'

keep parm est* se* lb* ub* avest totalv mi* obs*  riv
order parm avest totalv mi*  riv
qui compress

qui save `outfile', replace
end

into my program.   This is the mi_rubin.do file.

I have three questions. 1) Is the variable `within' need to have the quotes
around it?
2) I am using a semicolon (;) as a designation of the end of command line.
Do I need to have a  ; after each command withing inthe {} in the forvalues
statement. For example should it read: f
forvalues i=1/`nparam' {;
qui sum est if dumyid == `i';
local avest = r(mean);
local between = r(Var);
qui sum `v' if dumyid == `i';
local m=r(N);
local within = r(mean);
local totalv = `within' + ( 1 + 1/`m' )*`between';
if `between'==0 {;
global mi_combine3 F;
};
or just one ; after the close bracket(shown below)?
forvalues i=1/`nparam' {
qui sum est if dumyid == `i'
local avest = r(mean)
local between = r(Var)
qui sum `v' if dumyid == `i'
local m=r(N)
local within = r(mean)
local totalv = `within' + ( 1 + 1/`m' )*`between'
if `between'==0 {
global mi_combine3 F
}
3) in the forvalues statement, if I have i=1/6 I keep getting an invalid
forval error r(196).  I assumed the `nparam' meant the number of
parameters.

If anyone is familiar with this rountine and can help me, I would
appreciate it. I am new to STATA. Thanks. Lieu

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