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RE: st: RE: intervals of equal width


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: intervals of equal width
Date   Thu, 18 Nov 2004 14:54:37 -0000

I wouldn't rule the possibility of 
a simpler solution just because I can't think 
of one. As one anthropologist said, 
absence of evidence is not evidence 
of absence. Other fields may have 
their own sayings. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
(not a Professor) 

Enzo Coviello

> >Alternatively do it directly. This
> >code (1) assumes an ordered numlist,
> >minimum first (2) is not tested much.
> >
> >tokenize "`numlist'"
> >local nn : word count `numlist'
> >local max = 0
> >local min = .
> >forval i = 2/`nn' {
> >         local j = `i' - 1
> >         local diff = ``i'' - ``j''
> >         local min = min(`diff',`min')
> >         local max = max(`diff',`max')
> >}
> >di "`min' `max'"
> 
> Many thanks Prof Cox, particularly for your "direct" advice.
> Actually I thought that a simpler solution would be possible.
> 
> Anyway it looks effective. I will adopt it.

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