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- <dimpol7@googlemail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: forvalues |

Date |
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:24:26 +0100 |

Yes, I ignored it because On 23 October 2012 14:20, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > You are ignoring the comment made now to you directly at least three > times on this list that you are expected to use your real name on this > list. > > In your own best interests please find out _now_ how to show your real > name in people's inboxes. > > That said, what you are asking is covered by an FAQ. > > FAQ . . . . . . . . . . Making foreach go through all values of a variable > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox > 8/05 Is there a way to tell Stata to try all values of a > particular variable in a foreach statement without > specifying them? > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data-management/ > try-all-values-with-foreach/ > > > > Nick > > On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM, - <dimpol7@googlemail.com> wrote: >> Thank you for this, >> it is working now using levelsof, as I wrote above, but I will try >> your suggestion as well. >> >> thanks again >> >> On 23 October 2012 14:11, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >>> dimpol7 asked what he or she is doing wrong. >>> >>> First off, as already pointed out to dimpol7, we ask for full real >>> names on Statalist. See my posting replying to dimpol7 on 12 October. >>> >>> Second off, >>> >>> forvalues i = 1/53 { >>> tabstat age if single=='i', by(sexcat) stats(mean sd n min max >>> median p10 p25 p75 p90) >>> } >>> >>> will fail if there are _any_ value of -single- in 1/53 for which there >>> are no observations. Stata is disagreeing with you on that, but all my >>> money is on Stata being right and you being wrong here. >>> >>> I suggest that you try >>> >>> di "`i'" >>> capture noisily tabstat age if single=='i', by(sexcat) stats(mean sd n >>> min max median p10 p25 p75 p90 >>> >>> A line displaying which value this is going to be needed to >>> distinguish the tables. -capture noisily- will proceed past any >>> errors. >>> >>> Nick >>> >>> >>> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM, - <dimpol7@googlemail.com> wrote: >>>> It still won't do it, it says "no observations", but there are >>>> observations there... >>>> >>>> On 23 October 2012 13:09, Henrik Støvring <STOVRING@biostat.au.dk> wrote: >>>>> 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? >>> >>> * >>> * 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/ * * 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: forvalues***From:*- <dimpol7@googlemail.com>

**Re: st: forvalues***From:*Henrik Støvring <STOVRING@biostat.au.dk>

**Re: st: forvalues***From:*- <dimpol7@googlemail.com>

**Re: st: forvalues***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: forvalues***From:*- <dimpol7@googlemail.com>

**Re: st: forvalues***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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