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Re: st: create local with specific value of a variable


From   Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: create local with specific value of a variable
Date   Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:23:39 -0500

Ryan and Richard,

Thank you so much for your good answers. Very useful indeed.

Best,


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Ryan Stevens <stevrl7@gmail.com> wrote:
> This may be too much looping but if it were me, I'd probably do
> something as follows:
>
> local N _N
> forval i=1/`N'{
>         if(`=x[`i']' == 50){
>                 local y`i' `=y[`i']'
>         }
> }
>
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Pablo Bonilla
> <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Statalist users:
>>
>> Sometimes I need to save in a local a specific value of a variable and
>> I cannot do it because creating a local does not support “if” neither
>> “in” conditions. For instances, let’s suppose that I have two
>> variables: “x” and “y”. Variable “x” goes from 1 to 100 and “y” is a
>> random vector. Now, how can I save in a local the value of “y” when
>> “x” is, for example, 50?  In other words, I would like to do something
>> like this:
>>
>> local y50 = y if x == 50
>>
>> I know that is not possible and it is actually a “heresy” in Stata
>> language but it might give you an idea of what I need.
>>
>> Thank you so much for your help and any idea is more that welcome.
>>
>> Best
>>
>>
>> ----
>>
>> Pablo Bonilla
>>
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