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From |
Mike Lacy <Michael.Lacy@colostate.edu> |

To |
statalist-digest@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: Find variable with first occurrence of a value in a list of variables |

Date |
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:33:46 -0600 |

set obs 10 forval i = 1/5 { gen byte x`i' = (runiform() > 0.6) } local value_of_interest 1 tempvar found gen byte `found' = 0 gen str varname = "" foreach v of varlist x1-x5 { replace varname = "`v'" if (!`found') & (`v' == `value_of_interest') replace `found' = 1 if (`v' == `value_of_interest') } //

Suggestions? Regards, =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Mike Lacy, Assoc. Prof. Soc. Dept., Colo. State. Univ. Fort Collins CO 80523 USA

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