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st: RE: RE: use of count.


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: use of count.
Date   Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:39:10 -0700

I would second Nick's comments.  I have noticed that there are many
postings that could be answered by reading the manuals or findit or net
search.  Many of these are posted by a few people and my immediate
reaction is far less charitable than Nick's.  I hit the delete key.

This is a plea to those who don't read the manual:  RTFM and the FAQs.

When I receive several hundred emails daily, I delete things that don't
have any interest to me.  I don't want to also delete things that don't
belong on the list in the first place.

GRRRRR!!!

Tony

Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:05 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: use of count.

This question was clarified later, but I just want to register a general
protest against reports of this kind, in fact a protest that echoes my
last posting. 

In my files I have an evolving document with nearly twenty different
interpretations of "does not work" (e.g. is illegal, does not do what I
want, does not do what I expect, ...). Reports so vague are a waste of
everybody's time, including the questioner's. 

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

Ashim Kapoor

I want to do :

bysort state cnum cname : replace no_of_cand_in_state=count

This does not work. could someone please tell me how do I fix this ?


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