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"Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: use of count. |

Date |
Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:15:37 +0530 |

Let me ask my question again. I have the variables year state cnum candidat. Year state and candidate have the usual meaning. cnum is the consituency within a state. So in one year I may have 5 states and within that I may have 10 constituencies and within those I may have say 4 candidates each. I want to compute the number of constituencies in each state. I try to do this by : - gen noofct=0 bysort year state cnum : count and now I want to store r(N) in noofct variable. So the noofct variable will have the same value in any one consituency. This is what I am not able to do. Can someone tell me how to do this ? Thank you, Ashim. On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Johannes Geyer <JGeyer@diw.de> wrote: > To me it is not clear what you try to achieve. It is easier to help if you > explain what variables you have and what you are trying to do using Stata, > in particular describe an error if it occurs. > > I assume you want to count the number of candidates in each state but I > have no idea what "cnum" and "cname" mean and what "count" is. Is "count" > a variable? Note that the syntax of the command count is different. And > remember that "(" ")" parentheses in a by-statement have an important > meaning: "The varlist1 (varlist2) syntax ... verifies that the data are > sorted by varlist1 varlist2 and then performs a by as if only varlist1 > were specified." > > Johannes > > owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu schrieb am 18/09/2008 09:34:21: > >> Hello everyone, >> >> I have a question : >> >> I want to do : >> >> bysort state cnum cname : replace no_of_cand_in_state=count >> >> This does not work. could someone please tell me how do I fix this ? >> >> Thank you, >> Ashim. >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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