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Re: st: Using a scalar/macro for loop limit in building Sureg equations


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Using a scalar/macro for loop limit in building Sureg equations
Date   Mon, 3 Nov 2008 22:17:57 +0000 (GMT)

--- Thomas Jacobs <thomasjacobs@gmail.com> wrote:
> summ Companies
> scalar Count = r(max)
> 
> but I keep getting errors when I try to substitute Count into my
> forvalues statement:
> 
> .
> . forvalues i=1/Count{
>   2.         local eqn "`eqn' (LnRtFiveYrMid`i'
> L(1/2).LnRtFiveYrMid`i' L(0/4).LnRtCDX LnRtC
> > MT LnRtTED L(0/2).LnRtStock`i') "
>   3. }
> invalid syntax

If you insist on using a scalar in this context you can type:

forvalues i = 1/`=scalar(Count)' {

Easier is to store the count in a local:

summ Companies
local Count = r(max)
forvalues i=1/`Count'{

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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