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


From   STATALIST STATALIST <statalist168@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   Sun, 29 Aug 2010 15:30:11 +0800

Dear all,

My apology for causing such a confusion, actually,  I just want to
register a new email account for keeping the statalist discussion
only. That is my only intent. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Best Regards
Allen

2010/8/29 David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>:
> 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
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>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> 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)
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>
>
>
> --
> 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)
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