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RE: st: Looping within a subset under a certain condition

 From "Gerard Solbrig" To Subject RE: st: Looping within a subset under a certain condition Date Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:42:40 +0200

```Now, the code works the way it is supposed to work! I find the intuition
behind the code very appealing!

Can't thank you enough for the assistance. Especially you, Nick.
Being new to Stata, I learned a lot from this thread and the correspondence.
Maybe I'll be able to make valuable contributions soon, too.

Best,
Gerard

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Montag, 1. Oktober 2012 02:38
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Looping within a subset under a certain condition

So, straight away the first firm has no cases with rep == 1. Nothing doing
in those circumstances.

Also, you messed with the rest of my code without explaining why.

I recommend as follows.  You need to be consistent on -date- and -trandate-.

sort cusip6 rep date
gen long obs = _n
gen rep_ins = 0
egen firm_numid = group(cusip6)
summarize firm_numid, meanonly
forvalues x = 1/`r(max)' {
su obs if firm_numid == `x' & rep == 0, meanonly
local z1 = r(min)
local z2 = r(max)
su obs if firm_numid == `x' & rep == 1, meanonly
local o1 = r(min)
local o2 = r(max)

if missing(`z1', `z2', `o1', `o2') continue

forvalues i = `z1'/`z2' {
local isin = 0
forvalues o = `o1'/`o2' {
if inrange(trandate[`i'], wind_start[`o'],
wind_end[`o']) {
local isin = 1
}
}
if `isin' == 1 replace rep_ins = 1 in `i'
}
}

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Gerard Solbrig
<gsolbrig@mail.uni-mannheim.de> wrote:
> Here's what Stata says:
>
> - forvalues x = 1/`r(max)' {
> = forvalues x = 1/18554 {
> - summarize obs if firm_numid == `x' & rep == 0, meanonly = summarize
> obs if firm_numid == 1 & rep == 0, meanonly
> - local z1 = r(min)
> - local z2 = r(max)
> - summarize obs if firm_numid == `x' & rep == 1, meanonly = summarize
> obs if firm_numid == 1 & rep == 1, meanonly
> - local o1 = r(min)
> - local o2 = r(max)
> - forvalues i = `z1'/`z2' {
> = forvalues i = 1/106 {
> - local isin = 1
> - forvalues o = `o1'/`o2' {
> = forvalues o = ./. {
> invalid syntax
>   if inrange(trandate[`i'], wind_start[`o'], wind_end[`o']) {
>   local isin = 0
>   }
>   if `isin' == 1 replace rep_ins = 1 in `i'
>   }
>   }
> r(198);
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: Sonntag, 30. September 2012 21:53
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Looping within a subset under a certain condition
>
> This code refers to -date- and -trandate- at different places.
>
> gen long obs = _n
>
> was recommended earlier.
>
> Type
>
> set trace on
> set tracedepth 1
>
> before running the code and see which line produces the error.
>
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM, Gerard Solbrig
> <gsolbrig@mail.uni-mannheim.de> wrote:
>> I'm sorry, but I've been trying for hours now: Stata yields me
>> "invalid syntax r(198);" every time I try to run this code:
>>
>> sort cusip6 rep date
>> gen obs = _n
>> gen rep_ins = 0
>> egen firm_numid = group(cusip6)
>> summarize firm_numid, meanonly
>> forvalues x = 1/`r(max)' {
>>         su obs if firm_numid == `x' & rep == 0, meanonly
>>         local z1 = r(min)
>>         local z2 = r(max)
>>         su obs if firm_numid == `x' & rep == 1, meanonly
>>         local o1 = r(min)
>>         local o2 = r(max)
>>         forvalues i = `z1'/`z2' {
>>                 local isin = 1
>>                 forvalues o = `o1'/`o2' {
>>                         if inrange(trandate[`i'], wind_start[`o'],
>> wind_end[`o']) {
>>                         local isin = 0
>>                         }
>>                 if `isin' == 1 replace rep_ins = 1 in `i'
>>                 }
>>         }
>> }
>>
>> Despite countless tries and modifications, I cannot find the mistake
>> in the syntax. I simply don't know what is supposed to be wrong here.
>> I know this code should be working the way I need it...
>>
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