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Re: st: replace an element in a matrix in stata


From   "Scott Merryman" <scott.merryman@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: replace an element in a matrix in stata
Date   Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:21:04 -0500

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Scott


On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Xu, Jun <jxu@bsu.edu> wrote:
> dear stata listers,
>
> i have a question about matrix functions in stata. if i have a matrix like
> a = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
> and I want to replace the third element 3 with another number, let's say 7 and turn a into 1, 2, 7, 4, 5, 6. Is there a function in stata that can help me achieve that. the problem here is i only know the dimension of the incoming matrix a, but i don't know what's exactly in a, a generic matrix. but i know what's to replace. if i knew a's contents, i would use some quasi identity matrix. any suggestions? thanks!
>
> jun xu, phd
> assistant professor
> department of sociology
> ball state university
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