# Re: st: sum of a series of number

 From Jeph Herrin To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: sum of a series of number Date Sun, 13 Aug 2006 19:17:06 -0400

```This should do it, if all of your -age- values are integer:

gen sum=0
local a = 1
local b = 1.5
forv i=1/65 {
replace sum=sum+`a'*`i'+`b'*(`i'^2) if age<=`i'
}

hth,
Jeph

Sayema Bidisha wrote:
```
Hi,
I am trying to get a function of age from a panel of households in STATA. I want to have a sum of a quadratic function (ax+bx^2) of age of a person until age 65: sum (ax+bx^2) where we need the sum of this function from his current age to age 65. For example if a person is 50 years old (x=50) and the predicated coefficient for age (a) is 1 and age square (b) is 1.5 then for him the estimated age function is =(50*1+50^2*1.5) + (51*1+51^2*1.5) + .............(65*1+65^2*1.5).It would be appreciated if anyone can tell me how to do this in STATA.
Thanks
Bidisha

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