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Re: st: Wishlist for Stata 13


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Wishlist for Stata 13
Date   Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:56:15 -0500

Thank you -- I will certainly try these and report issues, if any

Rich

On 1/30/13 8:50 AM, Maarten Buis wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Richard Goldstein wrote:
>> a big (to me) caveat to the -defv- solution (and also to Maarten Buis'
>> solution from today): it does not work with -egen- and it does not work
>> with -by-
> 
> Here are the solutions:
> 
> *! version 1.0.0 30Jan2013 MLB
> program define myegen, byable(onecall)
> 	if "`_byvars'" != "" {
> 		local byby "by `_byvars' : "
> 	}
> 	`byby'egen `0'
> 
> 	// find the name of variable
> 	gettoken x rest : 0
> 	local type "byte int long float double"
> 	if `: list x in type' {
> 		gettoken x : rest
> 	}
> 	gettoken x : x, parse("=")
> 
> 	// add note
> 	note `x' : `byby'egen `0'
> end
> 
> *! version 1.0.0 30Jan2013 MLB
> program define mygen, byable(onecall)
> 	if "`_byvars'" != "" {
> 		local byby "by `_byvars' : "
> 	}
> 	`byby'generate `0'
> 
> 	// find the name of variable
> 	gettoken x rest : 0
> 	local type "byte int long float double"
> 	if `: list x in type' {
> 		gettoken x : rest
> 	}
> 	gettoken x : x, parse("=")
> 	gettoken x : x, parse(":")
> 
> 	// add note
> 	note `x' : `byby'generate `0'
> end
> 
> *! version 1.0.0 30Jan2013 MLB
> 	program define myreplace, byable(onecall)
> 	if "`_byvars'" != "" {
> 		local byby "by `_byvars' : "
> 	}
> 	`byby'replace `0'
> 
> 	// find the name of variable
> 	gettoken x rest : 0
> 	local type "byte int long float double"
> 	if `: list x in type' {
> 		gettoken x : rest
> 	}
> 	gettoken x : x, parse("=")
> 
> 	// add note
> 	note `x' : `byby'replace `0'
> end
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
> 
> ---------------------------------
> Maarten L. Buis
> WZB
> Reichpietschufer 50
> 10785 Berlin
> Germany
> 
> http://www.maartenbuis.nl
> ---------------------------------
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