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RE: st: replacing previous observations according to current observation, foreach? replace?


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: replacing previous observations according to current observation, foreach? replace?
Date   Mon, 6 Dec 2010 18:12:33 +0000

The continuation bracket /// can not be used interactively, only from a do-file or program. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Charlotte Picard

I am using Stata 11 IC, (64 bit Windows)

I tried copying and pasting the code from the website and still got the same issue.  It seems that the error occurs at the 2nd line of the loop.  I set trace on and got this:

[snip] 

- by region: replace cases2 = cases[_n-`n']+cases2 ///
= by region: replace cases2 = cases[_n-1]+cases2 ///
invalid syntax
  if cases2<0 & region[_n] == region[_n-`n']
  di in r "Changes based on `n' Weeks Prior to Week `n' -->"
  li if inlist(region, 2, 4) , sepby(region)
  }
r(198);

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