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st: re: Programming stata using egen functions


From   Kit Baum <Baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: re: Programming stata using egen functions
Date   Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:50:45 -0400

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egen rowmax() and rowtotal() are meant to be used with more than one variable (rather than a scalar) as an argument.

    qui egen `exem_`s''=rowmax(m_`s'`sp')

if m_`s'`sp' is a scalar, its rowmax or rowtotal is itself--a constant value for each row (observation). What are you trying to do?


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
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   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html



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