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Re: st: counting the number of nonmissing values in varlist for each observation


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: counting the number of nonmissing values in varlist for each observation
Date   Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:28:34 -0800 (PST)

--- On Mon, 28/12/09, Ekaterina Hertog wrote:
> The problem is I have two types of variables starting with
> fammem: fammem1, fammem2 etc. until fammem10 (which note one's
> family members) and fammem1_liv, fammem2_liv etc. and I only 
> want to create the count of one's family members.

See -help varlist- for a variety of tricks, one solution is:
fammem? fammem10

another one is:
fammem1-fammem10
but this will only work if the variables fammem1 till fammem10 
are next to one another.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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