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st: Help with a loop


From   "Guillermo Villa" <guillermo@baphealth.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Help with a loop
Date   Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:21:06 +0200

Dear statalisters,

I am working on a dataset that looks like this:

Var11 =09Var12=09Var13=09Var14=09Var15
1=092=093=09.=095
  =092=094=09.=09.
3=09.=094=09.=096
  =09.=09.=093=09.=09.

I would need to move all the values to the left, skipping the missing value=
s:

Var11 =09Var12=09Var13=09Var14=09Var15
1=092=093=095=09.
2=094=09.=09.=09.
3=094=096=09.=09.
3=09.=09.=09.=09.

I have tried the following:

foreach i of numlist 1/4 {
if Var1`i'=3D=3D. {
replace Var1`i'=3DVar1`i'+1
replace Var1`i'+1=3D=3D.
}
}

But I get this warning: + invalid name r(198), which refers to the
last replace command=85

Could you please help me? Do you think there is a more convenient way
of doing it?

Thanks.

Guillermo

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