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st: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation
Date   Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:18:11 +0100

There is absolutely no need to loop to solve your problem, of
calculating means by company. 

egen ssmean = mean(price), by(ss) 

or 

using -table- or -tabstat- 

are two of many much simpler methods. 

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

George Chioran
 
I am trying to figure out how to stop at certain observations while
looping through a variable. Currently I am looping through the price
variable, and making the average price sorted by company. I would like
my program to stop doing the loop when variable kv is equal to V
However, I cannot manage to stop the loop when variable kv is equal to V
(at the price of 51.92 in the first instance) 
as in a sample of my database attached below. 
  
My program looks like this:
 
local j = 1
while `j' <= 10 {      
               preserve
               keep if ss == `j'
               su price
               local `j' = _result(3) 
               restore
               local j = `j' +1
               }

Data base sample:

date fondsnaam kv price ss  
16-May-08 Grontmij K 24.7  7        
03-Jul-08 Fortis K 10.175  
11-Jul-08 AMGK 49.73  1  
14-Jul-08 AMGK 49.59  1  
17-Jul-08 Arcelor V 51.92  2  
25-Jul-08 Fugro V 41.35  6  
11-Aug-08 Fugro K 46.69  6  
18-Aug-08 Nutreco K 43.35  8  
21-Aug-08 Fugro K 49.42  6        
05-Sep-08 SmitK 48.5  9        
08-Sep-08 ArcelorV 44.64  2  
08-Sep-08 Fugro K 47.83  6        
 

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