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"Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: Re: Generating a matrix |

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Sat, 3 Apr 2004 14:57:57 -0500 |

The only thing that looks like it might cause a syntax problem is the closing brace of the forvalues loop being on the same line as the matrix command. Try putting it on it's own line and see if that helps... Michael Blasnik michael.blasnik@verizon.net ----- Original Message ----- From: <Justina.Fischer@unisg.ch> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 2:50 PM Subject: st: Generating a matrix Dear Statalisters, I have a small problem with a macro which - as I have to admit ( is it a macro ?), has been written by a colleague a year ago ( who probably now enjoys his weekend so I cannot ask him). These lines have worked with a Stata version prior than 8.2, and as I do them now again with Stata 8.2, Stata returns an error message "invalid syntax". I tried by reading the helpfiles on matrix operations to find out what went wrong, but , unfortunately, up to now I have no clue. These are the few lines: forvalues i=1/26{ inequal7 S_BEHH88 if KANTON==`i' sca gini1`i'=`r(gini)' inequal7 S_NEHH88 if KANTON==`i' sca gini2`i'=`r(gini)' inequal7 S_NEHHBu88 if KANTON==`i' sca gini3`i'=`r(gini)' inequal7 S_NEHHKom88 if KANTON==`i' sca gini4`i'=`r(gini)' inequal7 S_NEHHKa88 if KANTON==`i' sca gini5`i'=`r(gini)' inequal7 S_NEHHSubfed88 if KANTON==`i' sca gini6`i'=`r(gini)' matrix gini=nullmat(gini)\gini1`i',gini2`i',gini3`i',gini4`i',gini5`i',gini6`i'} The idea is to calculate gini-coefficients of 26 Swiss cantons (using inequal7, written for Stata7 ) and to put them into a matrix, with each column reserved for one particular income inequality. There should be then 26 rows, one for each canton. Running this program shows that Stata does calculate some inequality measures , but then stops. KANTON takes on the values between 1 and 26. Any help would be very much appreciated. Yours sincerely, Justina Fischer * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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