Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 04:02:07 -0400
Reply-To: Jim Groeneveld <jim1stat@YAHOO.CO.UK>
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From: Jim Groeneveld <jim1stat@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: RETAIN DO LOOP and IF ELSE END
A slight, but not unimportant correction or addendum on FIRST and LAST:
The FIRST. and LAST. variable not only change if the variable changes value
from the previous (FIRST) or next (LAST) record, but also if one of the
variables specified in the BY after SET statement _before_ the concerning
variable changes its value, even if the concerning variable doesn't. See
the example output in my previous posting.
P.S. Tell us (the list) just in words what you would like to accomplish
with you code. It may be more efficient to build something from scratch
than correcting you code. How is StartShare calculated, and EndShare, and
how do they relate to Date?
Regards - Jim.
Y. (Jim) Groeneveld, MSc., Biostatistician, Vitatron b.v., NL
Jim.Groeneveld_AT_Vitatron.com (replace _AT_ by AT sign)
My computer always teaches me something new I thought I knew already.
On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 19:38:35 -0700, rss <rslotpole@COMCAST.NET> wrote:
>Could someone tell me if this is correct:
>first.anything is tagged to the by statement. So if you don't have a
>BY ANYTHING when you try to do an IF FIRST.ANYTHING you will get a
>If that's true that the code in this thread now almost works. As
>indicated before we change the by statement to BY TICKER DATE CASHBLOCK
>and now everything seems to be ok except the RETAIN statement. Since
>cashblock = 999 always the IF FIRST.CASHBLOCK is only true the first
>observation. This should be dropping through to the next statement but
>it isn't. Can anybody see what's missing? I've tried this with
>cashblock different values for each observation and cashblock all the
>same values. Both answers are the same but clearly they shouldn't be.
>Something else must be going on.