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st: Re: missing values nightmare
By way of making the point that this is a feature--not a bug--SAS
considers all missing values to be less than the negative numbers. As
with Stata it is considerably easier for programming purposes that
logic be consistently two-way, provided you know what your missing
data codes or values are.
At 05:46 PM 10/3/2006, Diego Bassani wrote:
Is it possible that no one noticed this? And if yes, why did stata
not fix it yet?
It is a feature, not a bug. A lively discussion of this began with
the thread at
My own "If I ruled the world" preference is given at
But, since I don't rule the world, I've learned to live with Stata's
way of doing things. It really isn't too hard to humor Stata on this
and it would be far too hard for Stata to change now.
Minnesota Population Center and Department of History
University of Minnesota
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