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Re: st: Conditional operatior trouble


From   "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Conditional operatior trouble
Date   Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:27:17 +0530

Ahh thank you. I figures out from the date / time functions.

Thanks Maarten,
Ashim.

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> You seem to be using Mata operators in Stata. That will not work. A
> list legal operators in Stata can be found by typing -help operator-.
> But before you start inventing your own functions, take a look at:
> -help dates_and_times##extracting-
>
> -- Maarten
>
> --- Ashim Kapoor <ashimkapoor@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I am having trouble with the last line of the following code  : -
>>
>>
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>
>> gen week=1
>> gen dow=dow(stdate)
>>
>> gen changeinweek=1 if dow< dow[_n-1]
>>
>> replace week=( changeinweek==. ) ? week[_n-1] : week[_n-1]+1
>>
>>
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>
>> It says " invalid  ? "
>>
>> Could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong ? In case someone
>> needs details I am assigning weeks to my data.
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Ashim.
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>
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