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Tim <lists@timbp.com> |

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Re: st: Programming Repetition for categories |

Date |
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:06:30 +1000 |

I would probably make a variable for the categories, then use -by-

. foreach avg in Q BRANCH A TYPE P MEMB_TOT { . bys cat_SHARE_DEP: egen avg_`avg' = mean(`avg') . }

See [U] 11.1.3 if exp and [P] if Tim BP On 3/10/2013 12:45, Andrew Hovel wrote:

I am trying to program repeated calculation of means for my a set of variables categorized in bins. I am using Stata 12 for windows. I am new to Stata programming, so I'm guessing there is a better way to do this than I am attempting, but here goes: I am calculating means of six variables (Q BRANCH A TYPE P MEMB_TOT) in my data across 7 different categories of another variable, SHARE_DEP (represents a value of total shares and deposits held by credit unions) The categories I use are 0-10million, 10-20million, 20-50 million, 50-100million, 100-250million, 250m-1billion, and >1billion The code I am using is: ***average <10m if SHARE_DEP < 10000000 { foreach average in Q BRANCH A TYPE P MEMB_TOT { egen avg010_`average' = mean(`average') } } ***average 10-20m if SHARE_DEP >= 20000000 & SHARE_DEP < 50000000 { foreach avg in Q BRANCH A TYPE P MEMB_TOT{ egen avg2050_`avg' = mean(`avg') } } *** and so forth through those >1billion. The problem here is that the means generated for the first step are equivalent to the whole population mean, not the mean for observations where SHARE_DEP < 10000000. (I checked this separately using -sum- for the variables after dropping all observations where SHARE_DEP > 10000000.) The subsequent if programs don't even execute. Any help or suggestions for resolving this would be great. -AH * * 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/

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