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Nick K <[email protected]> |

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Re: st: Creating a variable with a value conditional on other variables |

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Sat, 9 Apr 2011 17:29:51 +0200 |

Thanks Nick, your input and the link were very helpful. It seems that the by option/command is the key to all this, but what I can't figure out is how to do a by within a by. So my "family" is the variable SIC, but I also want it to do it by YEAR. I tried to do a by within a by but it doesn't work. On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Nick Cox <[email protected]> wrote: > This is an FAQ. See > > FAQ . . Creating variables recording prop. of the other members of a group > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox > 4/05 How do I create variables summarizing for each > individual properties of the other members of a > group? > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/members.html. > > But in any case, there is a direct approach that will seem obvious > when explained. > > First, the mean of all the others is naturally just > > (sum of all the others) / (count of all the others) > > and "sum of all the others" is > > sum of all - this value > > so we can go > > su myvar, meanonly > > gen meanothers = (r(sum) - myvar) / (r(N) - 1) > > This needs a fix for when -myvar- is missing, too. That is going to > be, I think, > > gen meanothers = (r(sum) - cond(missing(myvar), 0, myvar)) / (r(N) - 1) > > but the FAQ goes through this and a variety of problems in the same territory. > > Nick > > On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 12:19 PM, Tirthankar Chakravarty > <[email protected]> wrote: >> -jackknife- it: >> >> ********************* >> sysuse auto, clear >> jackknife r(mean), keep: su mpg >> su mpg >> li _jk_1 in 1/10 >> ********************* >> >> The variable you need is stored as "_jk_1". >> >> T >> >> On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 4:05 AM, Nick K <[email protected]> wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> I'm new to Stata and am having a hard time figuring out a relatively >>> simple problem. I'm experienced with other programming languages and >>> SQL so pseudo code may get my point across more clearly. >>> >>> foreach(observation) >>> { >>> variable Xi = average(Y) if A != Ai >>> } >>> >>> Basically it would go over every observation and create a variable of >>> the average of some other variable NOT INCLUDING the variable's value >>> for the current row. So X is the average of Y for all observations >>> EXCEPT the current one. >>> >>> Thanks > > * > * 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/

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