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st: RE: Invalid syntax in a program


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Invalid syntax in a program
Date   Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:24:25 +0200

<>


Does work for me:

***********
capture program drop command
program command, rclass
version  10.0
syntax varlist(min=1 max=10)
foreach v of local varlist {
	di in r "`v'"
}
end

drop _all

gen var1=.
gen var2=.
command var1 var2
***********


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Dani Tilley
Sent: Montag, 12. Juli 2010 21:19
To: stata
Subject: st: Invalid syntax in a program

Hi,

I'm trying to write a program that will do some fairly  involved
manipulations 
on variables. I'll spare you the code, but  I've tried it several times and
it 
works just fine. When I try to write a command that will do those operations
for 
me, I get invalid syntax.

capture program drop command
program command, rclass
version  10.0
syntax varlist(min=1 max=10)
foreach v of local varlist {
<working  code goes here>
}
end

command var1 var2
invalid  syntax r(198);

I also tried the following manually (not in a  program):

local b var1 var2
foreach v of local b{
<working  code>
} 

and everything went smoothly. So I'm completely  baffled as to why this
wouldn't 


work in a program with -foreach v of  local varlist-.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
DF  Tilley


      
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