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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   Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:37:41 +0000

I can't see what the problem is then. Please confirm the version of
-ineqdeco- you are using by

. which ineqdeco

Nick

On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM, Megan Sheahan <megan.sheahan@gmail.com> wrote:
> "vil" is a double numeric variable; "totasvalall_10" is a long numeric
> variable.
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> -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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