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RE: st: saving a matrix with rownames


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: saving a matrix with rownames
Date   Mon, 2 Jun 2008 10:09:50 +0100

.
Sergiy's code is a good reminder that you can do it yourself from
basics. 

This is essentially what -svmat2- (-search- for locations) does over
-svmat-. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Sergiy Radyakin

Perhaps this is what you were originally planning to do?

//------------------------------------------------------------
clear
matrix A=1

local names : rownames A
gen names=""
forvalues i=1/`: word count `names'' {
  replace names=`"`: word `i' of `names''"' in `i'
}
//------------------------------------------------------------


On 5/30/08, Data Analytics Corp. <dataanalytics@earthlink.net> wrote:

> I created a matrix, M, with row names such as Frag300, Frag400, etc.
I want
> to save the matrix as a set of variables so I used svmat, which worked
> perfectly.  But I also want to save the row names as a variable, say
rown.
> I used the following:
>
> local names : rownames M
> gen str rown = "`names'"
>
> and got the variable rown, but it's blank.  I also used
>
> gen str rown = `names'
>
> but got an error message saying Frag300 not found.  How do I save the
row
> names as a variable?
>
> I'm using Stata 10 on a Vista machine.

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