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# Re: st: loop

 From Chiara Mussida To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: loop Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:41:37 +0200

```for log the answer is log10

On 27/08/2012, Chiara Mussida <cmussida@gmail.com> wrote:
> the suggestion of Nick works in the correct direction, and for sure I
> do not need dummies for my cat.
> Only two issues: i would need a weighted values of my cat before
> computing the log. Second and related to this latter: is there a way
> Stata returns ln.
> Thanks
>
>
> On 27/08/2012, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's not possible to comment on Chiara's code or what went wrong
>> because contrary to much repeated advice there are no precise details
>> of what she tried.
>>
>> But given say -newcat121-newcat1212- the log of the frequencies of 1s
>> are given by
>>
>> forval j = 1/12 {
>>         su newcat12'j',  meanonly
>>         .... = ln(r(sum))
>> }
>>
>> where ... is the assignment to scalar or variable Chiara wants.
>>
>> But the dummies (indicators) are not necessary for this purpose at
>> all. A -tabulate- of the original variable shows the frequencies in
>> question.
>>
>> (For ' read left single quote above when appropriate.)
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On 27 Aug 2012, at 08:22, Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com> wrote:
>>
>>> tab cat12, gen(newcat12)
>>>
>>> will give you those required variables (categorical or dummies).
>>>
>>> HTH
>>> Anees
>>>
>>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Chiara Mussida
>>> <cmussida@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> the variable cat12 takes the values from 1 to 12. I want to create 12
>>>> different scalars or variables for each cat. The problem is that each
>>>> scalar must take the values correspondent to the log of the number of
>>>> obs in each cat (weighted) since i have to write an index which needs
>>>> those numbers. I tried with forvalues but i did not succeed!
>>>> Ps: cat12 is a variable for occupational categories (from 1 to 12).
>>>> In
>>>> the index i put the weighted values (weight available in my dataset).
>>>>
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>
>
> --
> Chiara Mussida
> PhD candidate
> Doctoral school of Economic Policy
> Catholic University, Piacenza (Italy)
>

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Doctoral school of Economic Policy
Catholic University, Piacenza (Italy)
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