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st: RE: Extracting a scalar from a matrix


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Extracting a scalar from a matrix
Date   Thu, 27 Nov 2003 15:20:05 -0000

scalar alpha = beta[1,1] 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Olivier Paradis-Beland
 
> I have a matrix (vector) of which I want to extract the 
> first element as a scalar.
>  
> What I did is : matrix  alpha = beta[1,1]
>  
> The problem is that I need to use the extracted element 
> (alpha) as a scalar rather than as a matrix.

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