Statalist The Stata Listserver


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

Re: st: RE: simulation


From   "azam alavi" <azam.alavi@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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 <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl> 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.

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

-----------------------------------------
Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting adress:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z214

+31 20 5986715

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


*
*   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/

*
*   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/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index