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Re: st: ineqdeco, loops and missing values


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: ineqdeco, loops and missing values
Date   Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:11:50 -0500

The simplest thing to do is to put -capture noisily- in front of it --
read -help capture-. For a slightly more elegant solution, you can

count if !missing(`var') & country=="`ctr'"
if r(N)>0 ineqdeco ...

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 8:38 AM, emmmasa <emmmasa@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear all:
> I would like to run a couple of loops using ineqdeco on a large dataset - to compute inequality for various variables by country (please see below).
> Some countries do not have data for particular variables - and the program
> ends abruptly ever time it encounters such a case ("no observations").
> Is it possible to amend my program so that ineqdeco skips over such cases?
> I'd be grateful for any advice.
> Many thanks.
> Emma
>
>
> levelsof country, local(levels)
> local ctries "`r(levels)'"
> foreach var of varlist var_1-var_10 {
>      foreach ctr in `ctries'{
>      ineqdec0 `var'[w=weight] if `"`ctr'"'==country //& var!=.
>      replace Country_gini_`var'=r(gini) if `"`ctr'"'==country
>      }
> }
>
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