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AW: st: Addressing variables

From   "Christopher Garlich" <>
To   <>
Subject   AW: st: Addressing variables
Date   Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:36:51 +0200

..clunky, but working!
Thanks a lot!!


--- On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Christopher Garlich wrote:
> yes, this is kind of what I want. But "i" in my case is a variable, and
> each row I want "i" to take on the value that it has in that specific row.

I don't think there is an easy way of doing so. A clunky way would be
the following (assuming that the maximum value of i = 5):

gen temp = .
forvalues i = 1/5 {
   drop temp
    egen temp = rowmean(Lag1 - Lag`i')
    replace avg = temp if i == `i'

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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