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st: RE: [Mata] naming matrices in a loop


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: [Mata] naming matrices in a loop
Date   Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:33:06 -0000

In a word, pointers. 

Another answer: Although experience in Stata can lead you to want to
program in this way, I often find that the problem can be structured to
avoid it. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Antoine Terracol

There must be an obvious way to solve my problem, but I just seem to be 
unable to find it...

In a Mata loop, I want to store the result of each pass into a separate 
matrix whose name depends on the value of the counter

It would look like:

for (n=1;n<=10;n++){
		...
		name_that_depends_on_n=<result of the calculation>
		}

so that I get 10 matrices named, for example, result1, result2, ..., 
result10.

In Stata, I would do something like

forvalues i=1/10 {
		...
		result`i'=<result of the calculation>
		}

	

How can this be done in Mata?

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