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st: re: a question related to -foreach-

From   Christopher Baum <>
Subject   st: re: a question related to -foreach-
Date   Tue, 21 Oct 2008 12:20:05 -0400

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Carlo asks
. foreach x of varlist b1-b36 {
 2. summarize `x'
3. }
I would like to generate a newvar in which the r(mean) for each one of the 36 variables included in varlist are stored. How can I do this in Stata 9.2/SE?

No need to use a foreach loop.

tabstat b1-b36, save
mat mu = r(StatTotal)'
mat li mu

If for some reason you want these in a variable, use -svmat-:

svmat mu

which creates variable mu1, obs. 1-36.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:

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