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Re: st: using *one* (random) observation meeting an -if- criteria


From   Fredrik Wallenberg <fwallenberg@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: using *one* (random) observation meeting an -if- criteria
Date   Wed, 3 Aug 2005 21:29:53 -0700

I'll answer to myself since a thorough search revealed the solution...
-findobs-

On 8/3/05, Fredrik Wallenberg <fwallenberg@gmail.com> wrote:
> As a follow up on my earlier question regarding grouping observations
> I got (and built) solutions that work but that rely on sorts to put an
> observation meeting my criteria in position 1.
> 
> If there was a way for me to set a scalar equal to the first
> observation that meets my criteria, I suspect I could speed up the
> algorithm a lot (and trust me, I need it... I'm probably about 1/4
> through the dataset and my program has been running for well over 12
> hrs).
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Fredrik
> 
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