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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: Unable to use "replace" on specific values (but others work ok) |

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:55:54 +0100 |

A totally orthogonal comment is that (e.g.) ... if _n == 1 is a very inefficient alternative to (e.g) ... in 1 Not the issue here, but worth emphasis otherwise. On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM, Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello statalisters, > I am currently coding occupations of respondents in a survey to the > Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations > (ANZSCO). > A rather odd thing is happening where I am able to assign the ANZSCO > code in some cases, but not others! > > > For example in the code below there is no problem assigning the value > 121312 to case 1, and no problem assigning the value 121314 to case 2. > However for case 3 who I want to give the code 121313 the code returns > an error message '121313 invalid name' r(198). > > clear > set obs 3 > gen var1=. > replace var1=121312 if _n==1 > replace var1=121314 if _n==2 > > replace var1=121313 if _n==3 //Problem > > The problem is not just with 121313, but it also does not seem to like > 254499, 323112 and 821311 among others. > I don't understand what is happening! > > I am using Stata 12.1, but have also tried this in 11.2 and get the > same error code. > > Thanks > > > Anna > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Unable to use "replace" on specific values (but others work ok)***From:*Anna Reimondos <areimondos@gmail.com>

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