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RE: st: RE: error with -egen median if-


From   "Alex Ogan" <aogan@ArrowstreetCapital.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: error with -egen median if-
Date   Mon, 22 May 2006 16:02:18 -0400

Thanks for posting this -- sorry I didn't search more before posting the
question.  I read the explanation, and read _gmedian.ado to see that it
does indeed include -version 3.0-.  

Here's my next question -- sorry if this is a FAQ too:

Why hasn't this been fixed?  Have I done something wrong and failed to
receive some official updates?  -update ado- reports that my ado files
are already up to date... Is there some other command that has replaced
-egen, median()- which I should be using instead?  I can't understand
why this problem would still exist, five years after the FAQ you
referenced was posted. 

Thanks,
Alex

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of n j cox
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 3:48 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: error with -egen median if-

Alex Ogan reported a problem with -egen, median()-
and -if-. Austin Nichols posted code that works
around the problem.

The problem is explained in an FAQ

Why does a program defined by an ado-file sometimes not work when given 
a string comparison?

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/lang/define.html

although this particular manifestation has been
lurking in official Stata code ever since Stata 6.

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