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Re: st: foreach global macro not working with multiple macros


From   Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   "<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: foreach global macro not working with multiple macros
Date   Wed, 2 Feb 2011 17:19:50 +0000

<>

So you could change it to:

*****
> global cash "pocket"
> global check "bank"
> foreach y in $cash $check {
> display "`y'"
> }
*****

to get it to work.

- Eric

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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
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Office: +979.845.6754


On Feb 2, 2011, at 11:15 AM, Maarten buis wrote:

> --- On Wed, 2/2/11, Nick Mosely wrote:
>> I would like to create a for loop using global macros but
>> Stata continues to return an error message. 
>> 
>> This code works fine:
>> 
>> global cash "pocket"
>> foreach y of global cash {
>> display "`y'"
>> }
>> 
>> The following, code on the other hand, does not:
>> 
>> global cash "pocket"
>> global check "bank"
>> foreach y of global cash check {
>> display "`y'"
>> }
> 
> In -foreach- of local / of global you can specify only
> one name of a local or global macro. You specified two.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten 
> 
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> 
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