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# Re: st: Data management: lowest value for which some condition is met

 From Guy Grossman <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: Data management: lowest value for which some condition is met Date Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:04:14 -0400

```wonderful. just what I needed. Thanks Eric!
This list is, as always, absolutely invaluable.
Guy

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Eric Booth <[email protected]> wrote:
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> *****************!
> clear
> inp group       round   x       z       Q
> 1       1       10      1       20
> 1       1       20      0       20
> 1       1       30      0       20
> 1       1       40      0       20
> 1       2       10      1       40
> 1       2       20      1       40
> 1       2       30      1       40
> 1       2       40      0       40
> 1       3       10      1       30
> 1       3       20      1       30
> 1       3       30      0       30
> 1       3       40      0       30
> 2       1       10      0       10
> 2       1       20      0       10
> 2       1       30      0       10
> 2       1       40      0       10
> 2       2       10      1       30
> 2       2       20      1       30
> 2       2       30      0       30
> 2       2       40      0       30
> 2       3       10      1       40
> 2       3       20      1       40
> 2       3       30      1       40
> 2       3       40      0       40
> end
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> bys group round: egen q2 = min(x) if z==0
> bys group round: egen q = min(q2)
> li Q q
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> - Eric
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> On Oct 30, 2010, at 9:35 PM, Guy Grossman wrote:
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> > Dear list members,
> >
> > I would appreciate your help in what seems like a non complicated
> > task, but unfortunately I am failing to find a simple solution. I have
> > a dataset such as the following: each group (1:G) plays a game for
> > several rounds (1:R), and each round has values of the variable x (10,
> > 20, 30, 40).  Z is an indicator variable that can be 0 or 1. My goal
> > is to create a new variable Q, that measures for each group and round
> > the lowest value of x  for which z==0. for example for group 1 in
> > round 1 20 is the lowest x for which z=0, so Q is assigned the value
> > 20 for all group==1 and round==1. In group 1 round 3, the lowest value
> > of x for which z=0 is 30, etc.
> >
> > I am hoping to get suggestions for a Stata code that can generate Q
> > efficiently, for a large dataset.
> > Many thanks!
> > Guy
> >
> > group         round   x       z       Q
> > 1     1       10      1       20
> > 1     1       20      0       20
> > 1     1       30      0       20
> > 1     1       40      0       20
> > 1     2       10      1       40
> > 1     2       20      1       40
> > 1     2       30      1       40
> > 1     2       40      0       40
> > 1     3       10      1       30
> > 1     3       20      1       30
> > 1     3       30      0       30
> > 1     3       40      0       30
> > 2     1       10      0       10
> > 2     1       20      0       10
> > 2     1       30      0       10
> > 2     1       40      0       10
> > 2     2       10      1       30
> > 2     2       20      1       30
> > 2     2       30      0       30
> > 2     2       40      0       30
> > 2     3       10      1       40
> > 2     3       20      1       40
> > 2     3       30      1       40
> > 2     3       40      0       40
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