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st: identifying a string of consecutive numbers


From   Jon Schwabish <jschwabi@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: identifying a string of consecutive numbers
Date   Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:27:55 -0700 (PDT)

Dear List,

I'm hoping someone can help me with this b/c I'm
totally stumped. I have a wide data set and am trying
to identify observations that have a series of
consecutive zeros following any positive number. 

For example, say I have 5 years of data and the
following information for 5 observations:

ObsA  1 1 1 1 0
ObsB  1 1 1 0 0
ObsC  1 1 0 0 1
ObsD  1 0 1 1 1 
ObsE  0 0 0 0 1 

The variable names are something like yr1, yr2, yr3,
yr4, yr5. I would like to create a variable that
differentiates ObsA and ObsB from the other three.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
jon
 


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