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Re: st: how to code results from ineqdeco into new variable


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to code results from ineqdeco into new variable
Date   Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:02:50 +0000

-ineqdeco- is from SSC.

Works for me:

. sysuse auto, clear
(1978 Automobile Data)

. qui ineqdeco mpg, by(rep78)

. gen gini = .
(74 missing values generated)

. qui foreach v in 1 2 3 4 5 {

. tabdisp rep78, c(gini)

----------------------
Repair    |
Record    |
1978      |       gini
----------+-----------
        1 |   .0714286
        2 |   .1021242
        3 |   .1152087
        4 |   .1259259
        5 |   .1697372
        . |
----------------------

Is -vil- a string variable?

Nick

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Megan Sheahan <megan.sheahan@gmail.com> wrote:

> I downloaded the package for ineqdeco and am attempting to make
> village-level (denoted by variable "vil" in my data) gini coefficients
> using a variable in my data set called "totasvalall_10." I am trying
> to do this by running the command ineqdeco by vil, then trying to have
> Stata recall those values and put them into a variable named "gini."
>
> Below is the syntax that was suggested to me, although Stata is unable
> to recall any of the gini coefficients after running the second line.
> When it runs the "replace" line of code, no values are inserted into
> the variable "gini." So, it appears that Stata is not remembering the
> information after running ineqdeco. Am I missing something? I am using
> Stata 11.
>
> generate gini=.
> ineqdeco totasvalall_10, by(vil)
> foreach z in 1111 1112 1113 1114 1211 1221 1222 1311 ///
> 3111 3112 3211 3212 3213 3214 3311 3312 3313 3314 ///
> 3411 3412 3413 3414 3415 3416 3511 3512 4111 4112 4113 4114 ///
> 4115 4116 4211 4212 4221 4222 4223 4224 4231 4232 ///
> 5111 5112 5113 5121 5122 5131 5211 5212 5213 ///
> 5214 5221 5222 5223 5224 5231 5232 5311 5312 5313 5314 6111 ///
> 6112 6121 6122 6131 6132 6221 6222 6223 6224 6231 6232 6233 ///
> 6234 7111 7112 7113 7114 7211 7212 7221 7222 7231 7232 7233 ///
> 7234 7311 7312 7411 7412 7413 7421 7511 7512 7521 7522 7523 ///
> 7524{
> replace gini=r(gini_`z') if vil==`z'
> }
>
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