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st: AW: Simple loop problem?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: Simple loop problem?
Date   Thu, 3 Dec 2009 09:14:40 +0100

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Robin may want to dig into Nick`s canonical reference for these problems,
http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=pr0004

Also note that not every problem in connection with the "other members" of a
family is as easily solved as this one:
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/members.html




HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Robin Pleau
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2009 03:09
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: Simple loop problem?

Hello. I am using Stata 9. I have what seems like a simple coding
problem but can't figure it out (I'm a relatively new Stata user). I
believe the solution lies in the foreach/forvalues commands, but can't
seem to come up with a solution.

I need to recode a person-level variable based on whether other people
in the household have the same characteristic. Specifically, I want to
recode the variable hh_3 with the value of 1 (1=the person lives in a
three-generational household) if anyone in the household already has
hh_3=1. I want to loop through the whole dataset.


hh_id   person_id   hh_3

4003     01             0
4003     02             1
4003     03             0

4004     01             0
4004     02             1
4004     03             1

Thank you for your help.
Robin
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