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st: RE: RE: new local macro from results of loop


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: new local macro from results of loop
Date   Wed, 30 May 2007 17:28:03 +0200

hmmm, having just given this answer I am now looking at a program of mine that I am trying to debug and I seem to run into a problem where the solution I have just given does not work. Here is a an excerpt from my trace:
 
   - if `i' == `trans' {
    = if 2 == 2 {
    - di `eqnsdenom'
    = di 

    - local eqnsdenom `eqnsdenom' `equ'
    = local eqnsdenom  2
    - di `eqnsdenom'                  
    = di                                 <-- I would have expected this to read: di 2  

    - local k = `j' - 1
    = local k = 2 - 1
    - if `choice' == `k' {
    = if 1 == 1 {
    - local eqnum = `equ'
    = local eqnum = 2
    - }
    - }
    - local `equ++'
    = local 2
    - }
    - if `i' == `trans' {
    = if 2 == 2 {
    - di `eqnsdenom'
    = di                                 <-- I would have expected this to read: di 2  

    - local eqnsdenom `eqnsdenom' `equ'
    = local eqnsdenom  3                 <-- I would have expected this to read: local eqnsdenom 2  3 
    - di `eqnsdenom'
    = di                                 <-- I would have expected this to read: di 2 3 


-----------------------------------------
Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Boelelaan 1081 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434 

+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Maarten Buis
Sent: woensdag 30 mei 2007 17:16
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: new local macro from results of loop

foreach v of local lvstk {
    egen `v'nbeg = sum(liv_begnum) if `v', by(houscode qtr)
    egen `v'nend = sum(liv_endnum) if `v', by(houscode qtr)
    local lvstknos "`lvstknos' `v'nbeg `v'nend"
}

Hope this helps,
Maarten

NB notice the absence of the equal sign in the local
statement, this will protect you against strings that
are too long.

-----------------------------------------
Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434

+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
-----------------------------------------

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Ronnie Babigumira
Sent: woensdag 30 mei 2007 16:35
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: new local macro from results of loop

Dear list

I define a local macro lvstk below which contains variables I would like to process further. For example

local lvstk "cattle largeanims calves smallrums smallanims"

foreach v of local lvstk {
        egen `v'nbeg = sum(liv_begnum) if `v', by(houscode qtr)
        egen `v'nend = sum(liv_endnum) if `v', by(houscode qtr)
}

how do I automatically put the new variables being generated into a new macro

say

local lvstknos "cattlenbeg cattlenend ....and-all-the-other-stuff-coming-out-of-the-foreach-loop"

Ronnie
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