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Re: st: FW: nested local


From   Oliver Jones <ojones@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: FW: nested local
Date   Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:13:37 +0200

Or maybe something more easy using describe to get your varlist:

clear
set obs 10

* create 5 variables
forval i = 1/5 {
	gen x`i' = `i'
}

* create the varlist
des x*, varlist

foreach var of varlist `r(varlist)' {
	replace `var' = 9
}
list, tab


Best
Oliver

Am 01.04.2011 14:36, schrieb Francesco Fasani:
Hi,

My question is the following:

I´m trying to run a loop with a local that contains a local and I don´t manage to make it
work. I wrote a simplified version below. Basically, it stops at summarize where instaed of
summarizeng the variable TR_democr_y_y1 (as I would like it to do) it stops and says that
"TR_democr_y_y is an ambiguous abbreviation (because there are five variable called in that
way in my dataset: TR_democr_y_y1 ... TR_democr_y_y5.

local variables TR_democr_y_y`j'

foreach var of local variables {

forvalues j=1(1)5 {

display `j'

di "TR_democr_y_y`j'"

su TR_democr_y_y`j'

su `var'

}

}

I know I coudl just rewrite the loop as I did below and it woudl work. But the loop I am
trying to run is fairly more complex and cannot be written in the version below.

local variables TR_democr_y_y

foreach var of local variables {

forvalues j=1(1)5 {

display `j'

di "TR_democr_y_y`j'"

su TR_democr_y_y`j'

su `var'`j'

}

}

Thanks!

Francesco Fasani

Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and Barcelona GSE (Graduate School of Economics)

Campus UAB

08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona

Spain

phone: +34 93 592 9779

webpage: http://www.iae.csic.es/investigadorPersonalAbout.php?idinvestigador=90&lang=ing
<http://www.iae.csic.es/investigadorPersonalAbout.php?idinvestigador=90&lang=ing>


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