# RE: st: programming help

 From "Alexandru Voicu" To Subject RE: st: programming help Date Tue, 22 Feb 2005 15:12:25 +0100

```Yes.

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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Seb Buechte
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 3:08 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: programming help

So would this work out to look like the following, correct?

1) attach rank vector to X an Y
2) sort X descending
3) sort Y ascending
4) Loop over the elements while Yi is greater than Xi and save the
larger values including its rank to a result matrix
5) sort the result matrix according to the ranks of its elements

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:55:54 +0100, Alexandru Voicu <voicu@iza.org>
wrote:
> Not really. If the ordering is important, you can attach a rank vector

> to result matrix result = rank~X, sort it according to the elements of

> x, then do the whole thing for the second column of the result matrix,

> then resort it with respect to its first column.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Seb Buechte
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 2:51 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: programming help
>
> I am wondering: do you need to preserve the order of elements in your
> vector(s)? In that case sorting etc. will not help and the whole
> problem remains more complex...
>
> seb
>
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 07:58:17 -0500, MITRA PINAKI  (MAR1PXM)
> <mar1pxm@ups.com> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> >     I am struggling with the following problem and wondering if I
> > can get any help on this. I have two row vectors, X=(x11, x21, x31,
> > ..., xn1)' and Y=(y11, y21, y31, ..., yn1)' where n=300 (I have 300
> > elements in each of the row vectors). My problem is the following:
> > 1) I need to calculate the largest value of Y and the smallest value

> > of X. 2) If the largest value of Y is grater than the smallest value

> > of X, replace the smallest value of X by the largest value of Y. 3)
> > At the next step, ignore the previous largest value of Y and find
> > the largest from the rest of the 299 elements of Y. Also for X, find

> > the smallest value of X from the rest of the 299 elements of X and
> > if the largest value of Y is grater than the smallest value of X,
> > replace the
>
> > smallest value of X by the largest value of Y. 4) The loop stops
> > when the largest value of Y from the rest of Y elements is less than

> > equal to the smallest value of X from the rest of X elements. 5)
> > Construct the new X vector (X_NEW) with the new elements of Y after
> > replacement keeping the unchanged elements of X.
> >
> > My problem is that I am not able to construct the loop correctly and

> > getting no where. Thank you for your help.
> >
> > Pinaki
> >
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