Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:02:58 -0700
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From: Learner <cnfengshuang@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: conditonally add/remove variables and numerical programming
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I have a large set of time series data to process, variables include
month, flow, and other values.
For each month, if flow>0, then I will generate a variable a_month,
where month refers to the particular month. I know how to generate
this "a_month" variable now. (Thanks to the help I got here!) There
will be a group of such variables for each year. For my computation, I
need delete all these "a_month" at the end of each year, and I will
repeat the same thing for the next year. I need to drop all the
a_month variables to save the system resource.
For each month, with the variables created above, I need to do a
numerical "Goal seek" programming. Without, creating/deleting the
variables correctly, now I couldn't do this.
Basically, what I want to do is as below:
=> create a new variable "a_month" for this month
=> use all the up-to-current "a_month" variables to do numerical "Goal
=>...(Do this for each month during a year)
=> at year end, delete all the previous "a_month" variables
=>create a new "a_month" variable in the first month of the following
=>repeat the above routine for each year.
What I know now, is to create global "a_month" variables. But I hope
to execute the program month by month, instead of having a "a_month"
variable for all the month. Could anyone help me? Thanks a lot!!