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Re: st: assistance with syntax

From   Richard Williams <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: assistance with syntax
Date   Mon, 09 May 2005 11:51:30 -0500

At 11:46 AM 5/9/2005 -0500, Sheela Athreya wrote:
Can anyone please tell me what is wrong with the syntax of the following command?

foreach pc of varlist _all {egen z`pc'=std(`pc')}

I get the error message "program error: code follows on the same line as open brace
r(198); "

I haven't used this command to standardize a set of variables in a long time, and have unfortunately maxed out my creative abilities to solve this problem. I'm using Intercooled Stata 8 for the Macintosh, although I'm pretty sure the syntax should be universal for this particular command.

Thanks very much.
Stata 8 doesn't like the way you are using {}  Try

foreach pc of varlist _all {
        egen z`pc'=std(`pc')

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