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st: RE: foreach


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: foreach
Date   Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:08:15 +0200

foreach x in varlist p03a01 p03a01a-p03a01m {
     encode `x', gen(`x'2)       
}

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Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Ms. Marilyn Ibarra
Sent: vrijdag 27 oktober 2006 16:02
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: foreach

I have data that is coded as "si" or "no".  I need to change this to numeric variables.  I tried the following but keep getting an error message that says, "varlist not found". Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

Here is the code:

foreach x in varlist p03a01 p03a01a-p03a01m {
        gen y = (`x' == "si")
        replace y = 0 if (`x' =="no")
        drop `x'
        rename y `x'
        }

Thank you in advance,
Marilyn.
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