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RE: st: passing indefinite no of arguments


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: passing indefinite no of arguments
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 14:42:21 +0000

 Thanx Nick. I realised later I also added the date. Good day...

Tashi


> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:14:35 +0100
> Subject: Re: st: passing indefinite no of arguments
> From: njcoxstata@gmail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> 
> It does work; I edited incorrectly.
> 
> . di mdy(1,5,2010) + 1
> 18268
> 
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Evidently, -date- is a Stata date variable, so although you see
> > 05jan2010 it is a numeric variable and you can check the first value
> > directly.
> >
> > . di mdy(1,5,2010) + 1
> > 18269
> >
> > The program does what you asked for -- you specify some variables, you
> > get a row total of the rest -- and also exactly what I warned you
> > against, that if the rest are not homogeneous that will break it as
> > far as you are concerned.
> >
> > Also, a do-file does not take options.
> >
> > Nick
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM, tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> I am sorry. I had used r[] instead of r[]. Looks like it is working although I am not sure if it is giving me the right result.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> date var_34 var_50 var_90
> >> 05jan2010 2 1 1
> >> 06jan2010 3 2 4
> >> 07jan2010 4 8 5
> >> 08jan2010 5 4 3
> >> 09jan2010 6 3 2
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> so I invoked sumrest var_34 var_50, generate(g), I got
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> date var_34 var_50 var_90 g |
> >> |----------------------------------------------|
> >> 1. | 05jan2010 2 1 1 18268 |
> >> 2. | 06jan2010 3 2 4 18272 |
> >> 3. | 07jan2010 4 8 5 18274 |
> >> 4. | 08jan2010 5 4 3 18273 |
> >> 5. | 09jan2010 6 3 2 18273 |
> >> +----------------------------------------------+
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Any idea? Also, when I run this as a do file, I get option generate() not allowed....
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thank you....
> >>
> >> ----------------------------------------
> >>> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 20:32:09 +0100
> >>> Subject: Re: st: passing indefinite no of arguments
> >>> From: njcoxstata@gmail.com
> >>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >>>
> >>> I tested it and found two bugs. Please try this
> >>>
> >>> program sumrest
> >>> version 8.2
> >>> syntax varlist(numeric) [if] [in] , Generate(string)
> >>> marksample touse, novarlist
> >>> qui count if `touse'
> >>> if r(N) == 0 error 2000
> >>> confirm new var `generate'
> >>> unab all : _all
> >>> local varlist : list all - varlist
> >>> local varlist : list varlist - touse
> >>> egen `generate' = rowtotal(`varlist') if `touse'
> >>> end
> >>>
> >>>
> >> &#!
> >> 10;>
> >>> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:20 PM, tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>> > Hello Nick,
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > I tried running the code with syntax as a do file. There was an error which reads option generate() not allowed. Any idea?
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> 
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