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Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:22:59 +1100 |

Have you tried something like this? ---------- sysuse auto, clear quietly count forvalues n = 1/`r(N)' { note: `=make[`n']' } notes ---------- Phil On 23/10/2012, at 1:14 PM, Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com> wrote: > 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/ * * 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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