In addition to looping across the variables, you could -collapse- and
-merge, update- to replace the missing values with average prices.
For example:
(I assume you meant price1, price2,... since variable names cannot start
with a number)
preserve
tempfile average
collapse (mean) price*, by(vil rd)
sort vil rd
save `average'
restore
sort vil rd
merge vil rd using `average', update
drop _m
l
Scott
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of JEFFREY ROSEN
> Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 4:47 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Replacing Missing Values for multiple variables at one time?
>
> I'm working with a dataset that is sorted by households villages and
> rounds. The dataset is set up such that if a household made a purchase, a
> quantity and price was inputed. If there were no purchases, a missing
> value for price would be inputed. I would like to have the missing value
> be replaced with an average price from each village in each round.
>
> So my dataset looks something like
>
> hhold village rd 1price 2price 3price
> 1 1 1 5 . 3
> 1 1 2 3 2 4
> 2 1 1 . 3 4
> 2 1 2 1 3 .
> 3 2 1 3 2 4
> 3 2 2 2 3 .
> 4 2 1 4 5 2
> 4 2 2 . . 2
>
> What I've done in the the past if there was run:
>
> bysort village rd: egen 1pricevil = mean(1price)
> replace 1price = 1pricevil if 1price == . & 1pricevil > 0
>
> This is an easy code when I only have a couple prices, but I am working
> with a dataset that has over 50 variables that need to be changed. Is
> there some way to code it without having to enter in the above code for
> every variable?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Jeff Rosen
>
>
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