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Re: st: Ambiguous Abbreviation Error


From   "Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Ambiguous Abbreviation Error
Date   Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:34:04 -0400

Christian,

. set varabbrev off

Friedrich

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Christian Gregory
<cgregory@triad.rr.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>  I have a *.do file in which I execute two loops, one inside the other.
>
>  -----Example begins------
>
>  forvalues i = 1/3 {
>       g h`i' =0 ....
>       local n = _N ....
>                 forvalues j = 1/`n'{
>                         .....
>                         replace h`i' = expression if id==`j'
>            }
>  }
>
>  -----Example Ends----------
>
>  The first time through the inner loop (i = 1), it works fine. And it is also fine for the first iteration of the second time through (i =2 j = 1). After that,  I get an error message: r110 h Ambiguous Abbreviation.
>
>  I could write the loops as an ado file and bootstrap, but I'm wondering why I get this error and if there is a way to work around it in the program's present form.
>
>  Thanks,
>  Christian
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