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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: tabodds command with 'if' option

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: tabodds command with 'if' option
Date   Wed, 8 Mar 2006 11:08:00 -0000

The dinosaurs lasted tens of millions of years 
and were very successful in many ways. 

Also, they lost out mostly because of extra-terrestrial 
impact, not their own folly. The genus Homo cannot make 
either claim as yet. 


Visintainer, Paul
> Thanks, Nick.  While I certainly was fond of the -for- command, no one
> wants to be labeled a dinosaur!

Nick Cox

> StataCorp made this decision some time ago and I see no 
> chance of them reversing it. 

< comment> 

Visintainer, Paul
> > why is the -for- command being dropped?  Obviously 
> > -forval- and -foreach- are far more flexible, but the -for- 
> > command is quite convenient in routine data manipulation and 
> > analysis.  Its a great way to introduce new students to 
> > looping over numbers or variables.  I would vote for retaining it.
Nick Cox
> > unless the user has an old version of Stata, no
> > on-line help is now available for -for-. 
> > 
> > For reasons documented elsewhere, -for- is in 
> > essence deprecated. -forval- and -foreach- 
> > should be considered preferable. 
Visintainer, Paul
> > > Assuming your data are set up appropriately, try:
> > > 
> > > for num 1/5: tabodds case year [fweight=freq] if cat == X

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