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From |
George Chioran <george_chioran@yahoo.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:57:51 -0700 (PDT) |

Thank's a lot Martin! I was searching for something like gen byte num=sum(kv=="V"). With it I can now drop the observations after V appears, by conditioning it drop if num>0/1, and simply doing the average of what is left.Although I would also need to somehow keep the observations on line V, so dropping everything after V. ss is an identifier for fondsnaam, by which I group the prices that I need to average until I reach a V in the sequence. ----- Original Message ---- From: Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Sent: Sun, April 18, 2010 11:21:22 PM Subject: RE: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation <> Remember you can condition on the event "kv=="V"" via ******* gen byte num=sum(kv=="V") ******* which creates an indicator variable for the number of times you have witnessed the event. What is the relevance of "ss", given that you are watching out for changes in "kv"? HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of George Chioran Sent: Sonntag, 18. April 2010 23:06 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation 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? ________________________________ 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 <> 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 -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox Gesendet: Sonntag, 18. April 2010 18:18 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 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 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**AW: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**References**:**st: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation***From:*George Chioran <george_chioran@yahoo.com>

**st: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**Re: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation***From:*George Chioran <george_chioran@yahoo.com>

**RE: st: AW: RE: Stop looping when reaching a certain observation***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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