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Re: st: STATA loop terminating over missing variables


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: STATA loop terminating over missing variables
Date   Mon, 1 Dec 2008 06:43:43 +0000 (GMT)

--- Akshay SHanker <ashanker@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> I am running the following simple loop which i need some help with:
> 
> forvalues i =1/15 {
> forvalues j=1/15{
> gen mindiff`i'_`j' = mindiff``i' - mindiff`j' 
> }
> }
> 
> The problem is that not all combinations of i and j exist , so for
> example mindiff1_2 may not exist. Everytime the loop goes over such a
> variable, the loop terminates and thus stops running the loop over
> all consecutive variables which may exist. How do i stop the loop
> from terminating? 

see: -help capture-

-- Maarten

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