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Re: st: AW: egen cut(runiform()) inconsistent across versions 10 and 11?


From   László Sándor <sandorl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: egen cut(runiform()) inconsistent across versions 10 and 11?
Date   Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:06:16 -0400

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On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Martin Weiss<martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
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> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von László Sándor
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 25. August 2009 18:19
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: egen cut(runiform()) inconsistent across versions 10 and 11?
>
> Hi all,
>
> I tried to discuss with you this little 'bug' (or feature) yesterday,
> I just realized emails set up as the default in GMail don't make it to
> the Statalist. Lesson learnt. (If this is a duplicate, I am very
> sorry.)
>
> I used the command -egen treat = cut(runiform()), group(2)- with
> success on a copy of Stata 10 locally, with executables and ado files
> updated to last week's builds. When I give the same command to Stata
> 11 on a UNIX cluster, it reports the error "invalid, variable name
> expected". This is the case even if I add "version 10:" to the command
> (-version 10: egen treat = cut(runiform()), group(2)-).
>
> Why is this the case? I didn't find the change documented. And
> shouldn't -version- solve this in any case?
>
> (Of course, I can work around this, but still, what's wrong with
> efficient and elegant code? And why only recently?)
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Laszlo
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