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Re: st: Sqaure root

From   Philip Ryan <>
Subject   Re: st: Sqaure root
Date   Thu, 07 Oct 2004 12:35:02 +0930

Stata will find it hard to take the square root of a data set, but the square root of a variable is attainable.


gen square = sqrt(diameter)

noting that parentheses, not braces, delimit the argument of a function.


At 09:31 PM 6/10/2004 -0500, you wrote:

I am a beginning stat major, and I am trying to figure out how to command the
stata program to take the square root of a data set, after I have already
infiled some data.

I typed:

gen square = sqrt{diameter}

but it doesnt work

it says sqrt not found.

does anyone know the command?

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