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st: AW: problem with looping egen(newvar)=anymatch

From   "Martin Weiss" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: AW: problem with looping egen(newvar)=anymatch
Date   Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:53:09 +0100


Because you want to create "fathliv" twice (or rather: 10 times). Say -egen
fathliv`i'-, if you absolutely want this, but you will end up with 10
variables carrying largely redundant information. Why not - egen fathliv =
anymatch(fammem? fammem??), v(2)-?


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Betreff: st: problem with looping egen(newvar)=anymatch

Dear all,
I need to create a binary variable that equals 1 of one of the variables 
fammem1, fammem2, fammem3, fammem4, ? fammem10 equals 2, and 0 
otherwise.#I came up with the following solution:
egen fathliv = anymatch(fammem1 fammem2 ? fammem10), v(2)
and it seems to work, but I would like to create a loop rather than 
listing the ten fammem variables individually.
I tried:
forv i=1/10{
egen fathliv = anymatch(fammem`i'), v(2)
But this gives me an error message and I am not sure why.
I would be very grateful for advice,
Warm regards,

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