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st: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars

From   francesco manaresi <>
Subject   st: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars
Date   Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:01:41 +0200

I created sets of tempvars of the type
containing the result of a statistic (say, a p-value) calculated for
variable `x' in State `i'

I would like to perform calculations and have the result in another
macro. For instance, I want the minimum of all the p-values by State.
However, Stata does not accept the following syntax:

tempvar minimum
g `minimum' = min(`var_`i'_*')

invalid syntax

I believe this is because Stata doesn't accept asterisks (jolly
character) within macronames.
Am I right? What can I do alternatively, apart from creating hundreds
of real variables?
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