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Re: st: RE: simulation

From   "azam alavi" <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: simulation
Date   Tue, 30 May 2006 01:45:38 -0700

I replaced _b[/cut1], _b[/cut2], and _b[/cut3]
by _b[_cut1], _b[_cut2], and _b[_cut3] but it result in "invalid
syntax" message.

Azam Alavi

On 5/30/06, Maarten Buis <> wrote:
--- 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.

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

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


Maarten L. Buis
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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