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Re: st: Scaling of variables

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Scaling of variables
Date   Tue, 7 Jun 2011 09:21:34 +0200

--- On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 9:10 AM, Achmed Aldai wrote:
> I have to do an analysis with balance sheet data of several firms (gvkey) and want to scale some of the variables by total assets(at). E.g. total liablities, earnings, and so on. Is there a way that I can do this with one command and not do it for each variable since I have around 40 and that would take a lot of time. Still I dont have to scale all of them by total assets. The company (gvkey) and industry specifications for example should stay unchanged.

You can loop over variables, see -help foreach-. The trick is than is
to create a macro containing the appropriate variables, and feed that
macro to -foreach-. For the creation of that macro I often use -ds-.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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