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st: RE: missing F statistic

From   "Maarten Buis" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: missing F statistic
Date   Fri, 3 Aug 2007 17:00:29 +0200

-- Maarten wrote:
>>Did you look at -tab _merge- to see if the
>>merge was successful? Did you know that -merge-
>>will not delete the firms that hired less than
>>5 employees?

-- Renuka Metcalfe wrote:
>Yes, it was successful. But my estimates are different
>to when I had included all new hires. Does this
>suggest that it has deleted firms which had hired 5 or
>less employees?

If all you have done is -merge-, than Stata hasn't 
deleted anything. 

Tell us exactly how you merged, and how you checked 
that the merge was successful, and how you estimated 
your model. Give use the exact commands you typed. 


Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
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The Netherlands

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