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st: RE: foreach

From   "Riano, Juanita" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: foreach
Date   Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:14:45 -0400


I think the problem with the varlist is that you need to use "of"
instead of "in" :

foreach var in varlist p03a01 p03a01a-p03a01m 

foreach var of varlist p03a01 p03a01a-p03a01m 

Or alternatively use

foreach x in p03a01 p03a01a-p03a01m


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ms. Marilyn
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:02 AM
Subject: st: foreach

I have data that is coded as "si" or "no".  I need to change this to
numeric variables.  I tried the following but keep getting an error
message that says, "varlist not found". Can anyone tell me what I am
doing wrong?

Here is the code:

foreach x in varlist p03a01 p03a01a-p03a01m {
	gen y = (`x' == "si")
	replace y = 0 if (`x' =="no")
	drop `x'
	rename y `x'

Thank you in advance,
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