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Re: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation

 From George Chioran To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation Date Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:06:26 -0700 (PDT)

```Thank you for the insights they are useful.
However, that does not solve my problem. I need to do the average price until a V is encountered and then stop, not just exclude the V's.
Maybe a way of achieving this would be to drop all the observations after a V is encountered, and then simply do the average.
Does anyone know how to drop all the data after a certain observation? Or maybe segment the data  into different files according to the V's?

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From: Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Sent: Sun, April 18, 2010 6:31:30 PM
Subject: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation

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If ever you wanted Stata to stop calculating means when it sees a "V" in
"kv", you could of course condition Nick`s call as -egen ssmean =
mean(price) if kv!="V", by(ss)-

HTH
Martin

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Betreff: st: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation

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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