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


From   "David Merriman" <dmerrim@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: list [if] [in]
Date   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.
> > >
> >
>
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