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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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st: RE: input statement inside a while loop |

Date |
Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:56:58 +0100 |

This has I think arisen recently but I am not going to try to search the archives for "end". I guess you're right: -end- in a do-file or programming context is just hopelessly ambiguous. If this example is close to the problem, then set obs 2 gen lines1 = cond(_n == 1, "rec", "dat") is a way of avoiding input str5 lines1 "rec" "dat" end Another way is just to store that data in a separate dataset and read it in each time. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Ricardo Ovaldia, MS I am trying to create a data set inside a -while- loop but it keeps failing. I think that the -end- confuses Stata. Here is a simplified version: ----------------------------- local i 1 while `i'<=10 { clear set obs 100 gen x=uniform() sum x clear input str5 lines1 "rec" "dat" end save temp`i', replace local i=`i'+1 } ------------------------------------- output: . local i 1 . while `i'<=10 { 2. clear 3. set obs 100 4. gen x=uniform() 5. sum x 6. clear 7. input str5 lines1 8. "rec" 9. "dat" 10. end --Break-- r(1); end of do-file If I take out the -input- command it works. Any ideas? * * 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/

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