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Anne Resende <A.C.C.Resende@rhul.ac.uk> |

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Re: st: re: Programming stata using egen functions |

Date |
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:02:25 +0100 (BST) |

Hi Thanks for your response. I am a beginner in stata programming but my aim is to create a “mean” of the variable logwage to after run the bootstrap. So when I use rowmax( ) I expect the program to calculate the maximum of the value of the variables in parenthesis. For each `s’ I need the maximum value between the `sp’ numbers. For example: m_108 = 2.33 m_109 = 3.4 m_1010= 1.2 So I want the program to return de value 3.4. When I use the function max the program returns me the value of m_1010 because it is considering the max between the values 108, 109, 1010. So after the program calculate the maximum value within it m_`s’`sp’ , I trying to use the rowtotal( ) to sum all of the maximum values and to end up with just one variable. Thanks Anne Kit Baum wrote: ><> >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 > An Introduction to Stata Programming >| http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html > An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata | http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html > > > >* >* For searches and help try: >* http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >* http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >* http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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