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David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:08:36 -0300 |

Agreed, Jeph, and I did note Allen used his name in his closing and I also know some users create special accounts for mailing lists (which are notoriously trolled by spammers for email addresses). I simply take exception to the potential confusion arising from using Statalist as a username. Unlike simply having a different email account, it provides the sender no additional benefit in distinguishing return posts because they will be be named Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> anyhow. Your own use of an email account stata@spa... causes no confusion because you are still clearly identified as yourself. Perhaps I'm just old and cranky and easily confused... DCE On 28 August 2010 19:39, Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net> wrote: > In Allen's defense (he did use his real name in the email), it's not > unusual or illogical to have a separate email address for subscribing > to lists. Thus, when I check my email on my cell phone I don't have to > wade through hundreds of list messages, and there is less risk of my > real email address getting to the junk mailers (I get about 1-2 junk > email each day). > > cheers, > Jeph > > On 8/28/2010 5:45 PM, David Elliott wrote: >> >> I'm not sure what was behind your intent when you chose an eMail >> address of "statalist168@gmail.com" and a name of STATALIST STATALIST. >> While no-one else has taken you to task, please understand that >> having people open your posts because they look like they are official >> communication from Statalist is a bit cheesy and if that was your >> intent, it is an unbecoming subterfuge. >> >> If this was in no way your intention, then please excuse my tone. >> Nonetheless, why not use your own name like nearly everyone else does? >> >> DC Elliott >> >> On 28 August 2010 09:29, STATALIST STATALIST<statalist168@gmail.com> >> wrote: >>> >>> 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 >>> * >>> * 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/ >> >> >> >> -- >> David Elliott >> >> Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. >> Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. >> -- Robert A. Heinlein (American science-fiction Writer, 1907-1988) >> >> * >> * 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/ >> > * > * 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/ > -- David Elliott Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. -- Robert A. Heinlein (American science-fiction Writer, 1907-1988) * * 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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