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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Macro parsing question. |

Date |
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:36:42 +0000 |

In turn I don't understand this new question. It seems that you don't understand the code you have written or my explanation of why the results it gives are perfectly expectable; indeed both. Perhaps you should explain what you want the code to do, because it is evidently not doing it. Nick On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> wrote: > 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'" >>>> >> * >> * 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/ >> > > > -- > Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD. > Senior Economist, AfDB. > a.b.diallo@afdb.org > +21671101789 > * > * 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/

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