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Re: st: Writing a value from a variable into a macro


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Writing a value from a variable into a macro
Date   Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:41:43 +0000

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Palan, Stefan
(stefan.palan@uni-graz.at) <stefan.palan@uni-graz.at> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
>
> I would like to write a specific value of a variable in my dataset into a macro. Assume I have a dataset with the two variables "number" and "text". They contain observations like (1, "one"), (2, "two"), (3, "three"), etc. Now I would like to write a specific value into a local macro. For example, I might be looking for the text that goes with the observation with number==2, and would like to assign that value to a local macro. Very amateurishly, I was looking for code similar to the following:
>
> local v=text if number==2

Assuming there is only ever one value of "text" that corresponds to
each "number" you can...

levelsof text if(number == 2), local(t)
di "`t'"

Neil

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