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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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AW: AW: AW: AW: st: AW: problem with the generate command |

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Tue, 3 Mar 2009 17:51:11 +0100 |

<> Ok, I also cleaned the data prior to firing up Stata to make the thing work. This is a very active thread (16 exchanges!) so let`s hope Isabell is still with us and gives us an update whether we resolved her problem :-) HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Steven Samuels Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 17:10 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Betreff: Re: AW: AW: AW: st: AW: problem with the generate command -- Martin, I did have a problem with the data. I copied the data from email. I had to zap the gremlins with a text editor before the -gen- statement would work. Note that "names" in my original -insheet- command should have been omitted. The data were tab delimited with no quotes. Here is the revised version. ************************************************* type d01.txt insheet country healthinit health using d01.txt, tab gen h3= trim(regexr(healthinit,"\.\.",".")) destring h3, gen(h) ************************************************** Output ************************************************ . type d01.txt Afghanistan 13.00 23.32 American Samoa .. 1.06 Andorra 1922.17 54.06 . insheet country healthinit health using d01.txt, tab (3 vars, 3 obs) . gen h3= trim(regexr(healthinit,"\.\.",".")) . destring h3, gen(h) h3 has all characters numeric; h generated as double (1 missing value generated) . ************************************************** . On Mar 3, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Martin Weiss wrote: > > <> > > Good call, but still gives me " h3 contains nonnumeric characters; no > generate" for the -destring- line. Maybe Isabell`s data are not easily > transferred between bodies of email messages and applications, so any > difference in success between us may be entirely due to differences > in the > initial dataset. As attachments are prohibited on the list, it is > hard to > see how to overcome this problem... > > > HTH > Martin > > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- > Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Steven > Samuels > Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 16:12 > An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Betreff: Re: AW: AW: st: AW: problem with the generate command > > > > How about: > > > ************************************************* > clear > insheet country healthinit health using d01.txt, names tab > des > list > gen h3= trim(regexr(healthinit,"\.\.",".")) > destring h3, gen(h) > sum h health > > ************************************************** > > -Steve > > On Mar 3, 2009, at 8:54 AM, Martin Weiss wrote: > >> >> <> >> >> Isabell`s data are weird, though. I have tried several approaches >> to make >> the "healthinit" numeric, and have not managed in Stata. -trim()- >> should >> kill the blanks surrounding the numbers in "healthinit" (so that - >> destring- >> can work on these data) but does not. The only thing that got them >> to behave >> well was to clean the data with a plug-in for a well-known >> spreadsheet >> application. >> >> >> >> >> HTH >> Martin >> >> >> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- >> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von >> Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr >> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 14:21 >> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Betreff: Re: AW: st: AW: problem with the generate command >> >> Dear all, >> >> Thank you very much for this helpful advice. >> Stata refuses to replace .. by a blank. I type: >> >> ******* >> replace healthinit="" if "healthinit"==.. >> >> ****** >> >> I have:"nothing found where name expected". >> If I try:*replace healthinit="" if healthinit==".."*, it does not >> work >> better. Is there a problem with my command? >> >> >> >> Then when I write: >> ** >> encode healthinit, gen(H) >> ta H >> ta H, nolabel >> generate health=1.06*H >> >> ** >> I have the same resultas for health >> >> >>> <> >>> >>> After your -encode- command, type >>> >>> ************* >>> ta H >>> ta H, nolabel >>> ************* >>> >>> and note the difference. -destring- is your command of choice, and >>> pay >>> attention to Eva`s remark for the missings. >>> >>> >>> HTH >>> Martin >>> >>> >>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- >>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von >>> Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr >>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 12:29 >>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>> Betreff: Re: st: AW: problem with the generate command >>> >>> Dear Martin, >>> Thank you very much for all your help since the beginning I use >>> Stata. >>> Here are my data (just the beginning!): >>> >>> country healthinit H health >>> Afghanistan 13.00 13.00 23.32 >>> Albania 116.00 116.00 16.96 >>> Algeria 76.00 76.00 169.6 >>> American Samoa .. .. 1.06 >>> Andorra 1922.17 1922.17 54.06 >>> Angola 24.00 24.00 72.08 >>> Antigua and Barbuda 492.00 492.00 138.86 >>> Argentina 283.00 283.00 89.04 >>> Armenia 53.00 53.00 145.22 >>> Aruba .. .. 1.06 >>> >>> Healthinit is the health expenditure per capita in current >>> dollars. It is >>> a string variable. It comes from the wdi database. As I want them in >>> euros, and that the exchange rate is 1.06 (year is 2003), I wrote to >>> stata: >>> >>> encode healthinit, gen(H) >>> generate health=1.06*H >>> >>> H is a long variable. >>> >>> Danke schön für die Helfe! >>> >>> Isabelle >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>>> >>>> <> >>>> >>>> A bug in -generate- would be weird indeed. Give an excerpt of >>>> your data, >>>> and >>>> show us exactly what you typed and what Stata made of it... >>>> >>>> HTH >>>> Martin >>>> >>>> >>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- >>>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von >>>> Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr >>>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 10:08 >>>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>>> Betreff: st: problem with the generate command >>>> >>>> Hello, >>>> >>>> >>>> I have a health expenditure variable in current dollars, called >>>> H. It is >>>> a >>>> numeric variable ("long"). I called it "H". I want to convert it in >>>> euros, >>>> e.g to multiply by 1,6 so I write in my do-file: >>>> "gen health=1.6*H" >>>> I am very surprised because the results are wrong. It is very >>>> strange. >>>> For >>>> instance: >>>> H=13.00 and Health=23.32 (first observation) >>>> or: H=116.00 and Health=16.96 (2d one) >>>> or: H=76.00 and Health=169.6 >>>> >>>> Thank you very much for help >>>> Best regards >>>> >>>> Isabelle >>>> >>>> * >>>> * For searches and help try: >>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>> >>>> >>>> * >>>> * For searches and help try: >>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>> >>> >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >> >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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