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Re: st: Re: triangular matrices

From   Brendan Halpin <>
Subject   Re: st: Re: triangular matrices
Date   Sat, 18 Nov 2006 18:48:43 +0000

Kit Baum <> writes:

> Elementary, my dear Brendan. No need to do anything in the Stata
> matrix language in order to get the Stata variable into Mata. If
> you  want to do anything with matrices, you should pick up some
> familiarity with Mata; it makes life a lot simpler.


> mata:
> st_view(a=., ., "v3")
> st_matrix("b",invvech(a))

Thanks again -- views are neat. I've taken the Mata manual home for
weekend reading. As I said, I've been avoiding thinking about Mata,
as I've just invested a good deal of effort in learning to write
plugins to do something I suspect Mata could do...

Brendan Halpin,  Department of Sociology,  University of Limerick,  Ireland
Tel: w +353-61-213147 f +353-61-202569 h +353-61-338562; Room F2-025 x 3147
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