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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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RE: st: Loop over variables with svyset |

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Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:40:09 +0100 |

Line for the server... True, but add -di in red _rc- and see whether it`s non-zero to get a grip on what is going on inside the curly brackets... HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Samuels Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:30 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset Daniel: It will probably be simpler to use a -capture- block: capture { statements to capture } Just be aware that captured statements, whether they produce errors or not, show no output. -Steve > Daniel, try adding the -capture- prefix to the statements inside > the -forvalues- braces > > -Steven On Nov 19, 2008, at 5:35 AM, Daniel Schultz wrote: > Hej Stas.... > > this seemed to be a nice idea..... > BUT.... > For this kind of loop I need again for every variable every year. But > unfortunately I don't have Variables for every year. Often only for > the year 2002 and 2007, but also 2004 and 2006...you see what I mean? > That is the biggest problem with this kind of loop. I think I have to > split the data set even if this means more manually work. > > Best > Daniel > > 2008/11/18 Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>: >> switch the order of the cycles, then. First loop over the variables, >> then over waves: >> >> forvalues k=1/999 { >> if `k' < 100 local k 0`k' >> if `k' < 10 local k 0`k' >> forvalues year=1/9 { >> * do whatever with variable Q`k'_0`year' >> } >> } >> >> On 11/18/08, Daniel Schultz <schultzd@tcd.ie> wrote: >>> Hej Stas...... >>> Your suggestion looked quite nice.... >>> but when I was testing it....it is doing first all of the >>> Variables of >>> the Year 2002 and than 2003 and so on. >>> This is not exactly what I wanted....I need, that the svyset >>> changes >>> every time the Variable changed. Otherwise it would took me ages to >>> bring all the variables together in one table (for one year). >>> >>> I am pretty sure it is doable, but I don't really know how. >>> thanks for all your comments so far. >>> Best >>> >>> Daniel >>> >>> >>> >>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >>> From: Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com> >>> Date: 2008/11/18 >>> Subject: Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset >>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>> >>> >>> how about this: >>> >>> * cycle over years >>> forvalues year = 1/7 { >>> * svyset for that yea >>> >>> svyset [pw=weight`year'] >>> * cycle over the variables >>> foreach x of varlist Q*_0`year' { >>> svy: tab `x' >>> } >>> } >>> >>> You might also want to put some -quietly- and -noisily- >>> statements in >>> places, and may be figure out more of the TeX-related Stata >>> commands. >>> I am sure there is a way to put the tabulators & and \\ in proper >>> places from within Stata, but I've never done this with tables, >>> only >>> with estimates using -estout-. >>> >>> On 11/18/08, Daniel Schultz <schultzd@tcd.ie> wrote: >>>> Hej stata user.... >>>> >>>> Maybe this question is too easy for you, but i am kicking it >>>> around >>>> since a week ore so and couldn't find a proper solution. >>>> >>>> I have a dataset with 1200 variables of a survey. This survey >>>> was held >>>> over a couple of years. What I want to do is extracting a >>>> codebook of >>>> the dataset. >>>> Therefore every variable should be tabbed according to their >>>> surveyweight. >>>> The variable structure looks like this: >>>> >>>> Q0001_02 >>>> Q0001_07 >>>> Q0002_02 >>>> Q0002_03 >>>> Q0002_07 >>>> etc. >>>> >>>> Were the extension _0X indicates the year and the Prefix Qaaaa >>>> indicates the question number, which is the same over the years. >>>> Since I need the tables afterwards in an extrenal program >>>> (LaTex) all >>>> the Variables should be proceed in the correct order. >>>> >>>> The problem is, that not every question was asked in every >>>> year, that >>>> I really need to change the survey weight after every variable >>>> for >>>> the new variable, depending on the extension. I tried a lot, but >>>> couldn't get a proper solution. >>>> >>>> For only one Variable the syntax should be as followed: >>>> >>>> svyset Q1170_02 *this is the weight variable >>>> svy:tab Q0001_02 >>>> >>>> I tried to build a loop based on this, but all my tries didn't >>>> work. >>>> Maybe one of you has an idea. That would be great. >>>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name >>> Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >> >> >> -- >> Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name >> Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Loop over variables with svyset***From:*"Daniel Schultz" <schultzd@tcd.ie>

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**Re: st: Loop over variables with svyset***From:*Steven Samuels <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net>

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