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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: a possible - foreach - question? |

Date |
Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:12:14 +0100 |

This was in essence my reading too. -foreach- and especially -levelsof- are not at all suited for the problem originally posed by Carlo. I would tweak Austin's recipe, although I have not tested the difference: gen d = . gen work = . qui forval i = 1/10000 { scalar temp = a[`i'] replace work = temp * b - c su work, meanonly replace d = r(mean) in `i' } The main difference is to get Stata to look up the element of -a- just once in each loop, rather than 10,000 times, unless Stata optimises that (my guess is it doesn't). Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Austin Nichols Carlo Lazzaro <carlo.lazzaro@tiscalinet.it> Not sure I've understood, but if so, here is one method of calculation. use bp* tcresult using http://www.stata-press.com/data/r9/nhanes2, clear ren bpsystol a ren bpdiast b ren tcresult c g double d=. qui forv i=1/`=_N' { if a[`i']<. { g double tmp=a[`i']*b-c su tmp, meanonly replace d=r(mean) in `i' drop tmp } } On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 4:50 AM, Carlo Lazzaro <carlo.lazzaro@tiscalinet.it> wrote: > 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. * * 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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**References**:**st: a possible - foreach - question?***From:*"Carlo Lazzaro" <carlo.lazzaro@tiscalinet.it>

**Re: st: a possible - foreach - question?***From:*"Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>

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