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RE: st: Loop over variables with svyset


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Loop over variables with svyset
Date   Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:40:09 +0100

Line for the server...

True, but add -di in red _rc- and see whether it`s non-zero to get a grip on
what is going on inside the curly brackets...

HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Samuels
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:30 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset

Daniel:

It will probably be simpler to use a -capture- block:

capture {
statements to capture
}

Just be aware that  captured statements, whether they produce errors  
or not,  show no output.

-Steve

> Daniel, try adding the -capture- prefix to the statements inside  
> the -forvalues- braces
>
> -Steven


On Nov 19, 2008, at 5:35 AM, Daniel Schultz wrote:

> Hej Stas....
>
> this seemed to be a nice idea.....
> BUT....
> For this kind of loop I need again for every variable every year. But
> unfortunately I don't have Variables for every year. Often only for
> the year 2002 and 2007, but also 2004 and 2006...you see what I mean?
> That is the biggest problem with this kind of loop. I think I have to
> split the data set even if this means more manually work.
>
> Best
> Daniel
>
> 2008/11/18 Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>:
>> switch the order of the cycles, then. First loop over the variables,
>> then over waves:
>>
>> forvalues k=1/999 {
>>  if `k' < 100 local k 0`k'
>>  if `k' < 10 local k 0`k'
>>  forvalues year=1/9 {
>>    * do whatever with variable Q`k'_0`year'
>>  }
>> }
>>
>> On 11/18/08, Daniel Schultz <schultzd@tcd.ie> wrote:
>>> Hej Stas......
>>>   Your suggestion looked quite nice....
>>>  but when I was testing it....it is doing first all of the  
>>> Variables of
>>>  the Year 2002 and than 2003 and so on.
>>>  This is not exactly what I wanted....I need, that the svyset  
>>> changes
>>>  every time the Variable changed. Otherwise it would took me ages to
>>>  bring all the variables together in one table (for one year).
>>>
>>>  I am pretty sure it is doable, but I don't really know how.
>>>  thanks for all your comments so far.
>>>  Best
>>>
>>> Daniel
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>  From: Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
>>>  Date: 2008/11/18
>>>  Subject: Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset
>>>  To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>>
>>>
>>>  how about this:
>>>
>>>  * cycle over years
>>>  forvalues year = 1/7 {
>>>   * svyset for that yea
>>>
>>>  svyset [pw=weight`year']
>>>   * cycle over the variables
>>>   foreach x of varlist Q*_0`year' {
>>>    svy: tab `x'
>>>   }
>>>  }
>>>
>>>  You might also want to put some -quietly- and -noisily-  
>>> statements in
>>>  places, and may be figure out more of the TeX-related Stata  
>>> commands.
>>>  I am sure there is a way to put the tabulators & and \\ in proper
>>>  places from within Stata, but I've never done this with tables,  
>>> only
>>>  with estimates using -estout-.
>>>
>>>  On 11/18/08, 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.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  --
>>>  Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name
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