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st: RE: Trouble with `=`_N'-1'


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Trouble with `=`_N'-1'
Date   Mon, 1 Sep 2008 13:39:06 +0200

Also note -h in- which explicitly mentions that "Negative numbers may be
used to specify distance from the end of the data."

HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ashim Kapoor
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 1:20 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Trouble with `=`_N'-1'

Hello everyone,

I wish to make a change in the 2nd last observation.

so I have : replace line = 5 in `=`_N'-1'

But this change the LAST observation! Am I doing something wrong?

funnily replace line = 5 if _n==_N-1 works fine!

Any tips?

Thank you,
Ashim.
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