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Re: st: Re: NaN (the inedible kind)


From   Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin@ul.ie>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: NaN (the inedible kind)
Date   26 Sep 2002 15:33:31 +0100

Christopher F Baum <baum@bc.edu> writes:

> IMHO Stata does NOT make use of NaNs, which have the properties
> that missing values should have 

Nicely put.

> (i.e. any op involving a NaN
> evaluates to a NaN). 
[...]
> Stata does not--it allows missing values to be treated as
> a very large positive number--and that has been the topic of
> discussion at 'wishes and grumbles' sessions at SUG meetings.

Grumble, grumble... missing values are the only thing I find clumsy
about Stata.

Brendan
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