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Re: st: RE: a simple macro problem


From   "Martin Wang" <zwang215@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: a simple macro problem
Date   Sun, 29 Jun 2008 00:29:04 +0800

Hi Martin,

Thank you for your advice! But I still want to use the original code since I have other variations on the code. So could anyone help out?

Many thanks!

Martin

======= 2008-06-28 02:57:13 Original Message£º=======

>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"...
>
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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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