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Re: st: Macro parsing question.


From   Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Macro parsing question.
Date   Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:12:57 +0100

Thanks Nick,
I have not quite understand your answer. The thing, I have to include
the evaluation within a loop. Why, when inserting in the loop this is
not working?
Regards.
Bachir.

2013/2/14, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>:
> That's correct, and consistent with my previous answer. Whatever is
> done last determines the value of -d-. Here you do one thing, and the
> last is also the first. In the loop, you do several things, and the
> last is the only one that has a lasting effect.
>
> Nick
>
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Also, when I do it in the command line, I obtain what I want:
>>
>> . if "a" == "a" loc d %
>>
>> . else loc d Value
>>
>> . di "`d'"
>> %
>>
>>
>> 2013/2/14, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>:
>>> Hi,
>>> I spent the night programming some stuffs but cannot understand why I
>>> don't obtain the expected results. I was expecting "%" but got
>>> "Value". What am I doing wrong?
>>>
>>>       noi se tr on
>>>       loc list1 a
>>>       loc list2 a b c
>>>       loc d
>>>       foreach j of loc list1 {
>>>          foreach k of loc list2 {
>>>             if "`j'" == "`k'" loc d %
>>>             else loc d Value
>>>          } // foreach k
>>>                 }
>>>       di "`d'"
>>>
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