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Re: st: Need help with Programming multiple datasets


From   Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Need help with Programming multiple datasets
Date   Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:56:07 -0400

Hi Nick,
Thanks a lot for the reply.
fyi: I didnt mean to disrespect any statalist user and certainly shout.
As the post was long, I wanted to make sure I highlight the problem.
Sorry again.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Sincerely
Mike

On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> understand why).
>
> Your two problems are really the same. You want a wildcard for a
> variable list that includes every variable desired, but no more.
>
> Reading
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
>
> On 2 June 2013 16:40, Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Need help with Programming multiple datasets
>>
>> Dear Statalist user ,
>> I need help with stat porgramming.
>>
>> I am working with multiple datasets and with the  help of statalist
>> users, was able to figure out a way to use multiple datasets, complete
>>  data management tasks and save them under separate files
>>
>> MY DATA STRUCTURE:
>> ***************************************************************
>> auto-1 contains variables DX1-DX15;  variables DXCCS1-DXCCS-15 + OTHER VARIABLES
>> auto-2 contains variables DX1-DX25 ;  variables DXCCS1-DXCCS-25  +
>> OTHER VARIABLES
>> auto-3 contains variables DX1-DX35 ;  variables DXCCS1-DXCCS-35  +
>> OTHER VARIABLES
>> ****************************************************************
>>
>>
>> My current code is as follows
>> ***********************************************
>> local ds1 "D:\_Dummy\multiple\1\auto_1.dta"
>> local ds2 "D:\_Dummy\multiple\2\auto_2.dta"
>> local ds3 "D:\_Dummy\multiple\3\auto_3.dta"
>> local all ds1 ds2 ds3
>> foreach x in `all'{
>> use ``x'',clear
>> include "D:\_Dummy\multiple\4\a.do"
>> include "D:\_Dummy\multiple\5\b.do"
>> save ``x''_new.dta,replace
>> }
>> ***********************************************
>>
>> NEW PROBLEM-1:
>> If I want to run a forvalues loop in local "a" OR local "b"  FOR ONLY
>> DX1-15(for auto_1 ) OR DX1-25(auto_2) OR DX1-35(auto_3) BUT SHOULD NOT
>> LOOP OVER ANY OTHER SIMILAR VARIABLES like DXCCS1 DXCCS2   etc
>>
>> How can I modify my present forvalues loop to INCLUDE VARYING NUMBER
>> OF DX* VARIABLES
>> My present loop is
>>
>> forvalues y=2/15{
>> icd9 generate diag_`x'=DX`x', range("xxx.x")
>> }
>>
>> NEW PROBLEM-2:
>>
>> If I want to run a forvalues loop in local "a" OR local "b"  FOR ONLY
>> DXCCS1-15(for auto_1 ) OR DXCCS1-25(auto_2) OR DXCCS1-35(auto_3) BUT
>> SHOULD NOT LOOP OVER ANY OTHER SIMILAR VARIABLES like DX1 DX2   etc
>>
>> How can I modify my present forvalues loop to INCLUDE VARYING NUMBER
>> OF DX* VARIABLES
>> My present loop is
>> forvalues y=2/15{
>> icd9 generate diag_`x'=DX`x', range("xxx.x")
>> }
>>
>>
>> IF FOREACH LOOP is better , please  let me know the appropriate code
>>
>> I thank in advance for all your help.
>>
>> --
>> Thank you ,
>> Yours Sincerely,
>> Mike.
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Thank you ,
Yours Sincerely,
Mike.
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