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Re: st: missing values in mata


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: missing values in mata
Date   Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:25:52 -0500

Interesting. A little experimentation shows that:

: .^(1/(2^41))
  1

so we finally know that "missing" is really just a very
large power of 1....

Jeph


William Gould, Stata wrote:
Misha <bontchos@email.unc.edu> wrote,

If you try:
mata : .^(1/2) you will get 9.4808e+153, not .  A bug ?
Yes; one we did not know about. We will fix it in the next executable update.

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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