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


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: Writing a value from a variable into a macro
Date   Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:24:37 +0200

<> 


The point, Stefan, is that -local- does not accept the -if- qualifier, which
is admittedly rare for Stata commands. Look at its help file -help macro- to
see that. 

This FAQ may also be helpful:
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/setobsequal.html



HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Palan, Stefan
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Gesendet: Freitag, 24. September 2010 14:31
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Betreff: st: Writing a value from a variable into a macro

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

Unfortunately, that doesn't work. Can somebody help me with some code that
would actually work?

Cheers,
Stefan.

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