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

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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 >>>> * >>>> * 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/ > * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?***From:*David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>

**st: Identifier names on Statalist [was: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?]***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?***From:*STATALIST STATALIST <statalist168@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?***From:*David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?***From:*Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>

**Re: st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?***From:*David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>

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