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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: Compound quotes problem |

Date |
Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:52:21 +0100 |

This works. I wouldn't rule out other solutions. sysuse auto, clear tostring rep78, replace local scatter "" levels rep78, local(rep78) foreach r of local rep78 { local scatter `scatter' (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="`r'", msize(large)) } di `"`scatter'"' Note that once you come out of the loop, your local includes " ", so you do need c.d. quotes then. But I don't have a good explanation for why they are not essential within the loop. Perhaps the parser can see that the " " are embedded within the parens. Not sure. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Friedrich Huebler I am trying to build up a -scatter- command with a -foreach- loop. I need additional quotes but do not know where to place them. The problem can be reproduced with the auto data. . sysuse auto, clear . tostring rep78, replace . local scatter "" . levels rep78, local(rep78) . foreach r of local rep78 { local scatter `"`scatter' (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="`r'", msize(large))"' } . di "`scatter'" (scatter mpg weight if rep78==Unknown function .", msize() r(133); As the error message shows, I need additional quotes somewhere. How do I have to edit the definition of the macro "scatter"? In the end, the macro should contain the following string, so that I can draw a graph with the command -graph twoway "`scatter'"-. (scatter mpg weight if rep78==".", msize(large)) (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="1", msize(large)) (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="2", msize(large)) (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="3", msize(large)) (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="4", msize(large)) (scatter mpg weight if rep78=="5", msize(large)) * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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