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st: RE: R: RE: how to work around -levelsof- limits with Stata 9.2/SE?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: R: RE: how to work around -levelsof- limits with Stata 9.2/SE?
Date   Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:40:55 +0200

You are more than welcome. Try Benn`s solution then!


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Carlo Lazzaro
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:38 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 'Martin Weiss'
Subject: st: R: RE: how to work around -levelsof- limits with Stata 9.2/SE?


Dear Martin,
thanks a lot again for your further kind reply.

Unfortunately, my "a" values are not regularly spaced, since they are the
results of a Monte Carlo simulation.

Thanks a lot again and Kind Regards,

Carlo

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Per conto di Martin Weiss
Inviato: martedì 14 ottobre 2008 13.25
A: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Oggetto: st: RE: how to work around -levelsof- limits with Stata 9.2/SE?

"levelsof may hit the limits imposed by your Stata.  However, it is
typically used when the number of distinct values of varname is modest."
(from -h levelsof-). I should have anticipated this problem. Are the levels
of your "a" in any way regularly spaced (to enable application of
-forvalues-)?


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Carlo Lazzaro
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 12:44 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: how to work around -levelsof- limits with Stata 9.2/SE?


Dear Statalisters,
I have performed successfully Martin's helpful syntax using -levelsof- on a
sample of 20 distinct values for var a.
However, when I tried to repeat the loop for the total 10,000 levels of var
a I got an error message(admittedly, the recommended limit for -levelsof- is
a modest number of distinct values for varlist, so I cannot complain about
this useful ado.file). Is there any way to work this around?

Please find below the command lines I typed along with the error message I
got at the end of the sequence:

. levelsof   ICER_round, loc(levels) *around 10,000 levels are still
reported after rounding to the nearest whole number
. foreach lev of local levels {
  2. g result`lev'=` ICER_round'* Delta_Q-  Delta_C
  3. }
invalid syntax
r(198); 

Thanks a lot for your kindness and for your time.

Kind Regards,

Carlo

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Per conto di Carlo Lazzaro
Inviato: martedì 14 ottobre 2008 11.46
A: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 'Martin Weiss'
Oggetto: st: R: RE: a possible - foreach - question?

Dear Martin,
thanks a lot for your precious hint. It works perfectly.

Thanks a lot again and Kind Regards,

Carlo
-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Per conto di Martin Weiss
Inviato: martedì 14 ottobre 2008 11.04
A: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Oggetto: st: RE: a possible - foreach - question?

***************+
sysuse auto, clear

*get the levels of mpg (a in your xmpl)
levelsof mpg, loc(levels)

*loop through them, create new vars along the way
*price takes place of b in your code, headroom is c
foreach lev of loc levels{
g result`lev'=`lev'*price- headroom
}

*get the means from -summarize-
su result*
***************


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Carlo Lazzaro
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:50 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: a possible - foreach - question?

Dear Statalisters,
I have three variables (a; b; C with 10,000 observations each) in long
format.
For each value of a I would like to obtain the following one:

(a1 * b1) - c1
.
.
.
.
(a1*b10,000)-c10,000;

Repeat the above reported would-be 10,000 times (i.e., from a1 to a10,000)

Create a new variable d in which the mean of each one of the 10,000
iterations are stored and can be displayed.

I suppose there's way of doing this with Stata 9.2/SE, but I cannot figure
out the proper syntax.

Thanks a lot for your kindness and for your time.

Kind Regards,

Carlo


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