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st: RE: simulation


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   "azam alavi" <azam.alavi@gmail.com>
Subject   st: RE: simulation
Date   Tue, 30 May 2006 10:25:51 +0200

--- azam alavi wrote:
> I saw your recommanded program for my simulation.
> I did your program on nlsw88.dta but when doing 
> gen p1 = norm((_b[/cut1]-`i')-xb), stata shows 
> "invalid syntax" and I can't figure out what's
> wrong.

Azam:
Stata 8 and Stata 9 use different names for the 
cut-off values, and using my code for Stata 8 
(or less) would result in such an error message. 
So I assume you are not using Stata 9. In that 
case replace _b[/cut1], _b[/cut2], and _b[/cut3] 
by _b[_cut1], _b[_cut2], and _b[_cut3]. Let me 
know if that solves the problem.

In addition note that there are some long lines 
in my example code in which mailers might add 
hard returns. In particular -di "shift " 
round(`i', .1) " to the left results in mean 
education of " r(mean)- and -twoway line meaned2 
meaned1, xtitle("shift to the left") 
ytitle("mean education")- are two long commands 
that should appear in your do-file editor on one 
line.

I've also cc-ed this answer to the statalist 
since this changing of names between Stata 
versions might have also confused others on the 
list.

HTH,
Maarten

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
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1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

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+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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