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"David Merriman" <dmerrim@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: Re: list [if] [in] |

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Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:13:26 -0500 |

Can you please tell me what the purpose of the parens is in the statement below? sort nowant (enn) Thanks. On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote: > That is a drastic solution, in that Malcolm may not want to discard the rest > of his dataset at this point. He could use -preserve- before these lines and > -restore- after, but a kinder and gentler approach would be > > g byte nowant = (x != 5) > g enn = _n > sort nowant (enn) > l enn x in 1/10 > > > Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin > http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html > An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata: > http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html > > > On Apr 11, 2008, at 02:33 , Sergiy wrote: > > > > > keep if x==5 > > list in 1/10 > > > > On 4/10/08, Malcolm Wardlaw <malcolm@mail.utexas.edu> wrote: > > > > > I'm sure this question is easy to answer, but searching for it is a > little > > > hard given that there are a lot of "if"s and "in"s in the documentation. > > > > > > I want to be able to list the first 10 observations that conform to a > given > > > 'if' statement. > > > > > > I can't do > > > > > > list if x=5 in 1/10 > > > > > > or > > > > > > list in 1/10 if x=5 > > > > > > since that only returns the first 10 observations in the data -if- they > > > conform. > > > > > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > -- David Merriman dmerrim@gmail.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: Re: list [if] [in]***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: Re: list [if] [in]***From:*Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>

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