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From |
francesco manaresi <manaresi@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars |

Date |
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:53:08 +0200 |

Thank you, your answer (and the reference) was pretty useful. I ended up creating variables, however, since most of the "rowwise" functions do not seem to work properly with macros. Thanks again, f On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote: > > <> > > The -min()- function does not take a -varlist-, but a comma-separated list > of arguments, hence the error. Try -egen, rowmin()- instead: > http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0046 > > > > HTH > Martin > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of francesco > manaresi > Sent: Samstag, 25. September 2010 09:02 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: st: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars > > I created sets of tempvars of the type > var_`i'_`x' > containing the result of a statistic (say, a p-value) calculated for > variable `x' in State `i' > > I would like to perform calculations and have the result in another > macro. For instance, I want the minimum of all the p-values by State. > However, Stata does not accept the following syntax: > > tempvar minimum > g `minimum' = min(`var_`i'_*') > > invalid syntax > r(198); > > I believe this is because Stata doesn't accept asterisks (jolly > character) within macronames. > Am I right? What can I do alternatively, apart from creating hundreds > of real variables? > * > * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: RE: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: Re: How to perform calculations on a set of tempvars***From:*francesco manaresi <manaresi@gmail.com>

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