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Re: st: -egen total()- function and indexing within the -if- condition


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -egen total()- function and indexing within the -if- condition
Date   Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:14:01 +0200

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM, A Loumiotis wrote:
> I thought that the index number in the -if- condition is reseted to 1
> at the beginning of every -by- group when generating a variable using
> the -egen total()- function.  It seems that this is not the case
> though <snip>

This is documented in the helpfile of -egen-: "Explicit subscripting
(using _N and _n), which is commonly used with generate, should not be
used with -egen-"

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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