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RE: st: For each loop


From   Ozgur Ozdemir <ozdemirozgur@hotmail.com>
To   Stata <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: For each loop
Date   Sun, 30 Oct 2011 14:24:28 +0000

Hi Chris,
thanks for your help. 
sum tobin_q_* works. 
However, I also tried
forvalues i=2000/2010 {sum tobin_q_'i'}
and it gave the same error message. Do you know why it might happen ?




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> From: kit.baum@bc.edu
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 08:43:54 -0400
> Subject: re: st: For each loop
>
> <>
> forvalues i=2000/2010{sum tobin_q_'i'}
>
> is not valid syntax, in that the { must end the line, and the } must be on its own line. But there is no need to use a loop.
>
> summ tobin_q_*
>
> or
>
> summ tobin_q_20??
>
> will work fine.
>
> Kit
>
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