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Re: st: Addressing variables


From   Robson Glasscock <glasscockrc@vcu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Addressing variables
Date   Wed, 14 Sep 2011 07:42:39 -0400

I think you need to reference Lag"i" using Lag`i'

With an extra space it looks like this:

` i '

That referencing has worked for me in conjunction with the -levelsof- command.

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Christopher Garlich
<cgarlich@mail.uni-mannheim.de> wrote:
>
> Hi everybody,
>
> I have a dataset with lag-variables, e.g. Lag1 - Lag5. I want to take the
> mean of Lag-variables 1-"i", where "i" is a number defined in another
> variable, e.g. a variable called "i".
> So I'm trying to do something like this:
> egen avg = rowmean(Lag1 - Lag"i")
>
> but I cannot get it to work. Does somebody know how to address variable "i"
> correctly?
>
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Chris
>
>
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