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st: RE: Sqaure root


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Sqaure root
Date   Thu, 7 Oct 2004 11:03:01 +0100

Other people provided the syntax answer. 

Perhaps you just made this example up, but 

* in any case I would always recommend
using appropriate variable names. "square" 
is not a good name for a square root variable. 

* I don't know what meaning is to be attached
to the square root of a diameter. 

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

flanagan@uchicago.edu
 
> 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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