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"Sarah Edgington" <sedging@ucla.edu> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: RE: using loop to generate distributions with different means and standard deviations |

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Fri, 20 May 2011 11:44:35 -0700 |

Lance, Is your actual data really different from the simulated data you've shown? If not I don't understand why the solution I suggested before doesn't solve your problem. If your variables are actually numbered like you've shown, it's still just a -forvalues- loop to get the drawnorm part working. forv i=1/3 { drawnorm product`i', m(max_product`i') sd(sd_product`i') } Unless you give more specific information about the actual problem you're trying to solve and why the suggested solution doesn't work, I don't think you're going to get much help. -Sarah -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Lance Wiggains Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 11:29 AM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: using loop to generate distributions with different means and standard deviations Sorry for the vagueness. Right now I'm just using simulated data for 3 different products. Here is my code: My data looks like this Week Product 1 Product 2 Product 3 1 50 45 50 2 60 50 40 3 70 55 30 4 80 50 20 5 90 45 10 6 100 50 0 tsset week gen n=_n egen max_n=max(n) ds week n max_n, not foreach var in `r(varlist)'{ tssmooth ma ms_`var'= `var', weights(1 1<2>1) } ds ms* foreach var in `r(varlist)' { gen week3_`var'=`var' if n==max_n egen max_week3_`var'=max(week3_`var') drop week3* } drop ms* ds week n max_*, not foreach var in `r(varlist)' { gen max_`var'=max_week3_ms_`var' } drop max_week* keep if n+3>=max_n ds week n max*, not foreach var in `r(varlist)'{ egen sd_`var'=sd(`var') } rename max_n maximum_n ds max_* sd* week, not foreach var in `r(varlist)'{ drop `var' } drawnorm product1, m(max_product1) sd(sd_product1) Thanks, Lance - Hide quoted text - On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Sarah Edgington <sedging@ucla.edu> wrote: > Lance, > That's a different problem. From your original post I assumed you had > all the variables already created. > One strategy for writing loops is to write out the code for the first > two examples of something repetitive you want to do. Then identify > the parts of the example that remain the same across the examples. > If you post the code your trying to repeat we may be able to help you > but your current description is too vague for me to do much more than > offer vague suggestions of how to think about loops. > -Sarah > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Lance > Wiggains > Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:36 AM > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: RE: using loop to generate distributions with > different means and standard deviations > > I've tried that but the problem is that I'm pre-calculating the means > and sd's for the variable because I'm only using the last 3-4 > observations for each variable to calculate those values. I'm doing > this because I want it to reflect the changes that happen recently. My > mean function uses tssmooth, with weights (1 1<2>), to average the > last 3 weeks of sales. So if sales were 70,80,90, and 100 I get a > value of 92.5 for my mean. It also calculates a SD for the last 3-4 > observations. Then I want to plug those numbers into the drawnorm function using a loop. Any idea about how that would work? > > Lance > > On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Sarah Edgington <sedging@ucla.edu> wrote: >> Lance, >> Try something like this: >> >> forv i=1/3 { >> drawnorm name`i', m(mean_var`i') sd(sd_var`i') >> } >> >> You'll run into problems, though, if your data actually includes the >> variable names you list since there isn't a sd_var1. >> >> -Sarah >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Lance >> Wiggains >> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:09 AM >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Subject: st: using loop to generate distributions with different >> means and standard deviations >> >> Statalist members, >> >> I'm trying to get Stata to generate a distribution of data from >> variables in my data set. >> >> My appended data looks like this >> mean_var1=90 >> standard_deviation_var1=5 >> mean_var2=100 >> sd_var2=10 >> mean var3=110 >> sd_var3=15 >> and so on >> >> I'm need a loop that will take my variables and create the >> distributions for me. >> I've been using the drawnorm command >> drawnorm name1, m(mean_var1) sd(sd_var1) but I can't get it to >> recognize more than 1 variable at a time >> >> I want it to perform the distribution command for each pair of my > variables. >> I.e. (m_var1, sd_var1), (m_var2, sd_var2) , (m_var3, sd_var3) >> >> Thanks for your consideration, >> >> Lance * * 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/

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