 # number to string

In my program, I want to create variables in order, say X1, X2, X3...X8

I have been trying this:

``````for years (1,8,1);
proc stats(name,curr_stats1) ;
local curr_stats, mean_curr_stats ;
curr_stats = varget(name\$+"_1") ;
mean_curr_stats = sumc(curr_stats) / sumc(curr_stats.>0) ;
print mean_curr_stats;
endp;
endfor;

stats("simul_wages_male",simul_wages_male_1) ;``````

But as you can see I am not able to do something like

``curr_stats = varget(name \$+ "_" \$+ years)``

because years is a numeric scalar, so my question is, how can I convert a scalar into a string to automatize the process?

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If you have GAUSS 14 or newer, you can use the function `ntos`. Here is a basic example:

``````for i(1, 5, 1);
print "my_variable_"\$+ntos(i);
endfor;`````` aptech

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I have Gauss 13 🙁 0

Well then I think the simplest replacement for `ntos` would be this:

``````for i(1, 5, 1);
print "my_variable_"\$+cvtos(ftocv(i, 0, 0));
endfor;`````` aptech

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0

If you have GAUSS 14 or newer, you can use the function `ntos`. Here is a basic example:

``````for i(1, 5, 1);
print "my_variable_"\$+ntos(i);
endfor;`````` aptech
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0

I have Gauss 13 🙁 0

Well then I think the simplest replacement for `ntos` would be this:

``````for i(1, 5, 1);
print "my_variable_"\$+cvtos(ftocv(i, 0, 0));
endfor;`````` aptech
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