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st: RE: AW: RE: Syntax forvalues in Stata 11 SE

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: AW: RE: Syntax forvalues in Stata 11 SE
Date   Thu, 23 Sep 2010 13:27:42 +0100

I don't know. But as Gauri's code seem to flip randomly in terms of different quote characters, I wonder whether he/she has different versions of supposedly the same code which are being sent in different posts. 


Martin Weiss

" The most obvious problem is the line..."

Bu would this lead to an "invalid syntax" error?

Nick Cox

The most obvious problem is the line 

    use "'allsvys'", clear

in which the ' character should be `. 

Gauri Khanna

I am a new user to the Stata 11.1 SE 

I have run into syntax problems with the - forvalues- command while creating
a loop. 

My syntax which comes from Stata 9 is the following:

forvalues svy = 1/`max1' { 
    use "'allsvys'", clear
    keep if i==`svy'

and I get the following error : 

invalid syntax

Subsequently, i would also like to run the following syntax (shortened for

foreach x of local names {
        if "`x'"=="lgsmkc" {        
            display "`x'"
            gen row`j'=lgcigc 
            local j=`j'+1

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