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Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu> |

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"<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: input statement inside a while loop |

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Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:00:17 +0000 |

<> My guess is that in simplifying the snippet you gave us, we've lost some information about why you couldn't just separate these two processes ( that is, (1)creating the 100 observation dataset with random "x" and (2) inputing a dataset with a variable "lines") into different loops -- they don't seem to inform one another in any way. I'm not sure why the input - end causes a loop to break (might have something to do with input being an interactive command ?), but could you replace it with -gen- and -replace- commands ? e.g., ****** local i 1 while `i'<=10 { clear set obs 100 gen x=uniform() sum x clear set obs 2 g lines = "rec" in 1 replace lines = "dat" in 2 save temp`i', replace local i=`i'+1 } ****** ~ Eric __ Eric A. Booth Public Policy Research Institute Texas A&M University ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu Office: +979.845.6754 On Jul 8, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Ricardo Ovaldia wrote: > 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? > > Thank you, > Ricardo > > Ricardo Ovaldia, MS > Statistician > Oklahoma City, OK * * 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/

**References**:**st: input statement inside a while loop***From:*Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com>

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