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st: RE: Capture inside a forvalues loop

From   "Martin Weiss" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Capture inside a forvalues loop
Date   Thu, 24 Sep 2009 19:53:05 +0200


While we are being picky: If all you want is the max and no display of any
kind, you might as well code 

sum duplicate, mean
forvalues j = 1/`r(max)' {

They say it is faster than a normal -summarize-...

Also see Nick`s


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Conor Sontag
Sent: Donnerstag, 24. September 2009 19:26
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: Capture inside a forvalues loop

I have an error inside of my for values loop which is inconsequential
to my results, but i would like to log it in another variable so I can
later look at the data set and see where the error occured.  What I
have now is:

quietly sum duplicate
forvalues j = 1/`r(max)' {
capture replace advisor = advisorindividual`j' if duplicate == `j'

I have tried a couple of different ways, but I'm not sure how I can
create a variable "error" which will displays zeros in each row where
the error did not occur, and display the error _rc in the rows that it
did occur.

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