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From |
"Raoul C Reulen" <r.c.reulen@bham.ac.uk> |

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Subject |
st: variable mean and r(mean), why do they differ? |

Date |
Fri, 25 Nov 2005 08:42:51 -0000 |

Dear Statalisters, If I want to save the mean of a variable into a new variable, I would first: .sum var1 .gen var2, r(mean) But if I subtract var1-var2, the outcome is almost, but not exactly "0". How can make sure that both means are equal? I have tried .round, .int. , but that doesn't work. Do I have to change the storage type? Thanks for the advice. Raoul * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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