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Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset


From   "Daniel Schultz" <schultzd@tcd.ie>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:35:46 +0000

Friedrich....
No they don't have the same name.....but if it's helpful I can rename
them....i haven't thought about that....
so rename them?

Daniel

2008/11/18 Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>:
> Daniel,
>
> Do the weight variables all have the same name, only the last two
> digits are different?
>
> Friedrich
>
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Daniel Schultz <schultzd@tcd.ie> wrote:
>> Hej stata user....
>>
>> Maybe this question is too easy for you, but i am kicking it around
>> since a week ore so and couldn't find a proper solution.
>>
>> I have a dataset with 1200 variables of a survey. This survey was held
>> over a couple of years. What I want to do is extracting a codebook of
>> the dataset.
>> Therefore every variable should be tabbed according to their surveyweight.
>> The variable structure looks like this:
>>
>> Q0001_02
>> Q0001_07
>> Q0002_02
>> Q0002_03
>> Q0002_07
>> etc.
>>
>> Were the extension _0X indicates the year and the Prefix Qaaaa
>> indicates the question number, which is the same over the years.
>> Since I need the tables afterwards in an extrenal program (LaTex) all
>> the Variables should be proceed in the correct order.
>>
>> The problem is, that not every question was asked in every year, that
>> I really need to change the  survey weight after every variable for
>> the new variable, depending on the extension. I tried a lot, but
>> couldn't get a proper solution.
>>
>> For only one Variable the syntax should be as followed:
>>
>> svyset Q1170_02   *this is the weight variable
>> svy:tab Q0001_02
>>
>> I tried to build a loop based on this, but all my tries didn't work.
>> Maybe one of you has an idea. That would be great.
>>
>> Best
>> Daniel
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