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"Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au> |

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st: RE: Testing for a particular value and replacing in last observation? |

Date |
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:47:14 +0800 |

... Is this what you mean? clear set obs 10 gen x = uniform()*10 set obs `=_N+1' summ x, meanonly local max = r(max) replace x=1 if `max'<2 in l replace x=2 if `max'>=2 & `max'<5 in l replace x=3 if `max'>=5 & `max'<. in l ______________________________________________ Kieran McCaul MPH PhD WA Centre for Health & Ageing (M573) University of Western Australia Level 6, Ainslie House 48 Murray St Perth 6000 Phone: (08) 9224-2701 Fax: (08) 9224 8009 email: Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au http://myprofile.cos.com/mccaul http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8751-2008 ______________________________________________ If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age - George Burns -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Christian Weiß Sent: Saturday, 12 September 2009 2:33 AM To: statalist Subject: st: Testing for a particular value and replacing in last observation? Dear Statalist, assume there is one variable x with 10 observations filled with random numbers between 0 and 10. the 11th observation should carry the value 1 if ANY observation of x is <2, 2 if any observation is between 2 and 5, and 3 if any observation is bigger than 5. I tried the following: local obs = 10 local count = 0 while `count' <= `obs' { replace x = 1 if x < 2 in `count' replace x = 2 if ....and so so on } apparently, this does not work as intended, as this loop does not place the values 1, 2, 3 in the last observation but in the observation `count' I actually need an additional "in" replace x = 1 in L if x < 2 in `count' Unfortunately, stata does not allow for this systanx Do you have any hint for a workaround? Best, Christian * * 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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