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Re: FW: st: RE: programming in Stata


From   Ali Khashan <Ali.Khashan@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, Maarten Buis <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
Subject   Re: FW: st: RE: programming in Stata
Date   Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:17:56 +0000

Thanks Maarten,Ben and Antoine
It does work now.

best wishes
Ali
Quoting Maarten Buis <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>:

--- Ali Khashan [mailto:Ali.Khashan@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk] wrote:
The suggested commands work but they are not enough. They do not take into
account that we have different mothers. for example for mother_number
1234567892 newvar will be 40 when it must be missing because this
mother has no previuos child. Is there another code to work only when the
mother_number is repeated.
That is odd, the code I sent you should (and does when I run it on my
computer) take that into account. Can you run the example I send? If you still
have this problem, could you sent me the output you get? How to run examples
is discussed on http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/stata/exampleFAQ.html#work

*---------------------- begin example ------------
clear
input double mother_number double child_number GA
1234567891 23456789 35
1234567891 23456781 37
1234567891 23456782 40
1234567892 56789012 37
1234567893 56489023 40
1234567894 34567891 40
1234567894 45567890 42
end

bys mother_number (GA): gen prevGA = GA[_n-1]
list
*-------------------- end example -------------------

Hope this helps,
Maarten


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