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Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com> |

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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 06:57:59 -0500 |

Hi Phil, That does exactly what I need. Thank you! Aaron On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM, Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net> wrote: > 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: How do I store the value of an observation to a note?***From:*Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How do I store the value of an observation to a note?***From:*Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>

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