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st: RE: a simple macro problem


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: a simple macro problem
Date   Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:57:13 +0200

foreach gov in any gov1 gov2{
	reg sales `gov' totalassets
}

Not sure where the mistake is in yours, probably something with the local
"dvar" being unable to hold the string you are offering it because the `j'
must be evaluated the moment you define "dvar"...

Martin Weiss
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Wang
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 8:53 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: a simple macro problem

Dear all,

I have the following macro, but it doesn't work as I expected:
I have gov1, gov2


and I wrote:

local dvar=" gov`j' totalassets"
 local j=1

 while `j'<3{
  reg sales `dvar'
  local j = `j' + 1
   }

I expect this will run sales= gov1 totalassets and  sales= gov2 totalassets,
but only the first one ran twice, no second one. Anyone could help me out?

Many thanks!

Martin


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