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From |
Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: How do I store the value of an observation to a note? |

Date |
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:14:38 -0500 |

Dear Statalist, I have a raw data set that includes a --notes-- variable with miscellaneous notes about the data set stored in each observation. These notes aren't related to the observations with which they are paired. I'm trying to loop through the observations and store each value of the --notes-- variable to a new note in the dataset. So far, I tried this: ## sysuse auto, clear quietly count forvalues n = 1/`r(N)' { note: make[`n'] } notes ## but this stores the text -- make[...] -- to individual notes, as shown: ## 1. from Consumer Reports with permission 2. make[1] 3. make[2] 4. make[3] 5. make[4] 6. make[5] 7. make[6] 8. make[7] 9. make[8] 10. make[9] ... ## I can write the notes to a file with code like this: ## sysuse auto, clear quietly count file open fh using "notes.txt", write replace forvalues n = 1/`r(N)' { file write fh (make[`n']) _n } file close fh ## but I would like to store the notes to the dataset, if possible. Simply wrapping parentheses around the -- notes[`n'] -- line in the first sample, as done in the second sample, does not work (the parentheses simply show up in the notes with the contents otherwise unchanged). Thank you, Aaron Kirkman * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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