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st: -egen eqany()- numlist


From   "Steichen, Thomas" <STEICHT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: -egen eqany()- numlist
Date   Thu, 12 Sep 2002 11:33:25 -0400

Listmembers...

I just tried two related commands that I thought should yield 
the same result... both should set the generated variable to 1
if -id- contains one of the numbers in -v()-:

. egen sex =eqany(id), v(1 2 7 8 17/22 25 26 39/42 45 46 53/58 61 62)
. egen sex1=eqany(id), v(1 2 7 8 17:22 25 26 39:42 45 46 53:58 61 62)

Note that the only difference (other than varname) 
is the use of the colon vs slash in the -v(numlist)-.

The resulting Stata-generated var labels are:

sex:  id == 1 2 7 8 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 39 40 41 42 45 46 53 54 55 56 57 58 61 62
sex1: id == 1 2 7 8 17 25 26 39 45 46 53 61 62

Unfortunately, the labels properly echo the values of the variables!

Is this an error or a misconception by me?

Tom Steichen
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