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Re: st: Stata and R

From   Neil Shephard <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata and R
Date   Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:53:20 +0100

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Nick Cox<> wrote:
> Nothing in R restricts the idea of length to time series.

Indeed, from ?length...

length                 package:base                 R Documentation

Length of an Object


     Get or set the length of vectors (including lists) and factors,
     and of any other R object for which a method has been defined.


     length(x) <- value


       x: an R object.  For replacement, a vector or factor.

   value: an integer.


"The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does
not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body
of data." ~ John Tukey (1986), "Sunset salvo". The American
Statistician 40(1).

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