Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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


From   David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   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/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index