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RE: st: Sample command question


From   "David McClintick" <mcclin47@msu.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Sample command question
Date   Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:12:43 -0500

Thanks, not sure why I didn't think of that.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard
Williams
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:04 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Sample command question

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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