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st: RE: RE: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?
Date   Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:03:40 +0200

<>

You want to take a look at the [U] manual, section 13.7. for advice on
subscripting...


HTH
Martin


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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Samstag, 28. August 2010 15:01
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it
to macro?


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*************
clear*
inp X str1 STR
1 a
2 b
3 c
4 d
5 e
6 f
7 g
8 h
9 i
10 j
end
local temp=STR[2]
di "`temp'"
*************


HTH
Martin

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Sent: Samstag, 28. August 2010 14:29
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to
macro?

Dear All,

I would like to know if it is possible to read and save a particular
value in a dta file to macro. I mean one particular value of a
variable rather than the "variable itself".
I have a dataset of 2 columns and ten rows. One column has the
column_name of X which has a value of 1 to 10. The first row is 1, the
second is 2,.....
And I have another column which has a column_name of STR which is made
up of string, the first row is "a", the second is "b",.....

Can I pinpoint one particular cell in this dataset and save the
contents of this particular cell to a macro?
eg I want to ask STATA to give me the value of STR  when X=2, the
value should be "b".

local temp = STR if X==2 (of course, it does not work and that's why I
ask for help.)

Thank you very much for your help and have a nice day.
Allen
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