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Re: st: tabout and foreach -counter error


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: tabout and foreach -counter error
Date   Wed, 7 Dec 2011 08:39:35 +0000

This looks like a confusion between the numeral 1 (one) and the letter l.

I

Nick

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Claudia Y. Rangel <clrangel@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to replicate the example in Dr. Watson's tabout tutorial
> to produce tables for 25 variables with restricted data, repeated over
> 30 geographical units; hoping to reduce my  lengthy do file code. I am
> sure there is a problem with the special characters and after trying
> to use (') (`) and (') I still got an error returned about the counter
>  variable.
>
> My apologies for any stata 101 coding mistakes.
>
>
> levelsof lipsname, local(levels)
> local lipslabels : value label lipsname
> local counter = 0
> local filemethod = "replace"
> local heading = ""
>
> foreach 1 of local levels {
>  if `counter' > 0 {
>      local filemethod = ”append”
>      local heading = ”h1(nil) h2(nil)”
>  }
>  local vlabel : label ’lipslabels’ ’l’
>
> qui tabout  var1 var2 var3 var4 var5 var6 var7 var8 var9 var10 var11
> var12 var13 var14 var15 var16 var17 immigrant if lipsflag==1  & if
> lipsname == ’l’ using ”tablesfile.txt”, ’filemethod’ ///
> cells (freq row)  show(all)  layout(cb) stats(chi2) ’heading’
> h3(”LIPS: ’vlabel’”) f(0c) ptotal(single)
> local counter = `counter' + 1
> }
>
> I appreciate any help,
>
> Claudia
>
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