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Re: st: Re: saving memory local vs usual variable


From   "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: saving memory local vs usual variable
Date   Fri, 3 Oct 2008 21:51:52 +0530

Yes I see that. Quite clever. BUT what if it is something which is NOT
generated by a summary statistic . Like say the 2nd mode  ( assuming a
variable has 2 modes). Can I directly store it into a local variable ?

Thank you,
Ashim.

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
> As we said this morning:
>
> su age,mean
> loc lj=r(max)
>
> HTH
> Martin _______________________
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 5:54 PM
> Subject: st: saving memory local vs usual variable
>
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I have a question. Suppose I have a variable say - > age. Now I can do
>> egen j=max(age). Then I will have the max value of age in ONE
>> VARIABLE! Horrible waste of memory. I try to do local lj=max(age) and
>> that does not work. How can I conserve memory ? Is there something
>> basic which I have missed ?
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Ashim.
>>
>> PS : I do understand that I can do egen j = max (age ) and then say
>> local lj=j[1] and then -do drop j - but is there a better way ?
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