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Re: st: Sample command question


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Sample command question
Date   Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:03:55 -0500

At 07:48 PM 10/29/2006, David McClintick wrote:
I have the written the following code to run a sample command on each
one of my variables:

local i=1
foreach x in var1-var91 {
        while `i' <=10 {
                use c:\ado\personal\easy.dta
                sample 5, count
                save mewsample`i', replace
                local i= `i' +1
}
}

However, I have a problem because there are missing values in each list,
and my random samples often return a missing value as one of their 5
terms. What's the best way to exclude missing values from the sample
generation?
Before the sample command, could you have something like

keep if !missing(`x')


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