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Re: st: RE: -foreach-, local macro, -split- command


From   David Torres <torresd@umich.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: -foreach-, local macro, -split- command
Date   Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:56:51 -0400

Nick,

I'd like to create a separate variable for all of the values attached to each individual in my data, which are now only recorded in a single variable. That is, there is one string that includes info at time1, time2, time3, and so on--separated by a space only. Some individuals have strings that exceed the variable space. I understand the issue there. I have tried separating out the times in my code, but it gets a bit cumbersome. I am simply hoping that there is a way to call the values attached to an individual without needing to first have a variable with the information stored. Can I not create another place to store the values, or rather strings, and then get what I want by using the split command.

id  school city  'waisscores'
1   Temple  Philly   'HighNormal Borderline  ....  Dull'
2   UMich   Ann Arbor  '.............'
3
.
.
.
400


For those who have scores that exceed available space, some of the information is lost when the split command is used. Can I get around this given that the values are certainly in memory and are connected to the individuals who earned them?

I hope that was clearer.

David Torres


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