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Re: st: St: loop within a loop


From   Christopher Zbrozek <zbrozek@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: St: loop within a loop
Date   Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:22:45 -0400

Hi Adam,

Something along these lines should work:

foreach varname in "white" "black" "hispanic" "asian" "mixed" {
    forvalues mynum = 1/5 {
        gen `varname' = 0
        replace `varname' = 1 if eth = `mynum'
    }
}

Best,
Christopher Zbrozek

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Adam Guerrero <adamgue@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to create a loop within a loop for the following block of
> code (loop through variables white, black, hispanic, asian, and mixed
> from values 1 to 5):
>
> replace white=1 if eth==1
> generate black=0
> replace black=1 if eth==2
> generate hispanic=0
> replace hispanic=1 if eth==3
> generate asian=0
> replace asian=1 if eth==4
> generate mixed=0
> replace mixed=1 if eth==5
>
> I know decode would be easier, but please consider responding to help
> me out learning how to loop.
>
> I'm relatively new to Stata, so any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
>
> Thank you in advance,
>
> Adam Guerrero
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