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Re: st: forvalues


From   Henrik Støvring <STOVRING@biostat.au.dk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: forvalues
Date   Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:09:52 +0000

Your accents are off. You need to replace 'i' with `i' - note the 
difference in the first accent.

Best,

Henrik

On 10/23/2012 02:04 PM, - wrote:
> hello all,
> I'm trying to build a simple loop, and have looked at Help for
> "foreach" and "forvalues", but can't get it to work. I just want to
> set a variable i to take consecutive values from 1 to 53, so use
> forvalues i=1/53, then give its value to a variable in my data called
> "single" (refers to the number of samples for each person) which has
> integer values ranging from 1 to 53, and create tables of statistics
> for age in men and women. So there would be 53 tables of ages, one for
> each number of samples, summarized by sex.
> Haven't use loops in stata before, I write:
>
> forvalues i = 1/53 {
>    2. tabstat age if(single=='i'), by(sexcat) stats(mean sd n min max
> median p10 p25 p75 p90)
>    3. }
>
> but the message is that 'i' is an invalid name. If I use
> if(single==i), it says "i not found". Can anyone tell me what I'm
> doing wrong?
>
> Thank you all
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