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Re: st: generate stata variables in mata and set the names from matrices


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generate stata variables in mata and set the names from matrices
Date   Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:36:57 +0100

Evidently a local macro defined in one place is not visible in another.

See a posting from Tuesday:

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2011-04/msg01227.html

Nick

2011/4/29 Cyrus Levy <levy.cyrus@gmail.com>:
> I want to generate stata variables in mata, and set the names of those
> variables using a mata matrix. I use the code below which is supposed to
> work -it works when I enter the lines line by line-, but then when I run it
> in a do file, it doesn't work. It doesn't generate a HHI_R50 variable. It
> generates a HHI_R variable with no extension referring to the corresponding
> matrix value. What's wrong?
>
> ...
> mata
> ...
> radian=(50,75,200)
>  for (rd=1; rd<=cols(radian); rd++) {
> ...
>        st_matrix("radian", radian)
>        st_numscalar("rd", rd)
>        stata(`"local namer=radian[1,rd]"')
>        stata("gen HHI_R`namer'=.")
>        st_store(., "HHI_R`namer'", HHI_R)
> }
> end
> ...
>
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