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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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

Date |
Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:00:34 +0200 |

<> The -min()- function does not take a -varlist-, but a comma-separated list of arguments, hence the error. Try -egen, rowmin()- instead: http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0046 HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of francesco manaresi Sent: Samstag, 25. September 2010 09:02 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars I created sets of tempvars of the type var_`i'_`x' 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 r(198); 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? * * 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/

**References**:**st: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars***From:*francesco manaresi <manaresi@gmail.com>

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