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From |
Dorothy Bridges <dbstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: AW: Creating a variable taking the value of elasticity |

Date |
Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:06:03 -0400 |

Perfect, thank you! That worked. Why is storage in a variable not recommended? I am doing this so that I can make a histogram comparing the elasticities (coefficients) from a dozen different regressions. On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Martin Weiss<martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote: > > <> > > Here is an example, although storage in a variable is not exactly > recommended. Note the last line which shows you how to get the correct name > for the coefficient... > > > ************* > sysuse auto, clear > > gen logmpg=ln(mpg) > gen loglength=log(len) > gen logturn=log(turn) > > reg logmpg loglength logturn > *store in variable > gen mycoeff=_b[loglength] > > l mycoeff in 1/10, noo > > reg, coeflegend > ************* > > > > HTH > Martin > > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- > Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Dorothy Bridges > Gesendet: Dienstag, 8. September 2009 15:55 > An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Betreff: st: Creating a variable taking the value of elasticity > > Dear Statalist, > > I have a simple dataset containing two variables, x and y. I regress > ln(y) on ln(x) and observe the coefficient on x as elasticity. I then > want to create a variable taking the value of this coefficient. How > would I do this? Something like local elas=e(b); gen elas=`elas', > except e(b) contains all the coefficients, and I just want one. > > A related question: when I regress y on x and then input "mfx, eyex," > the ey/ex value is not the same as the coefficient I obtain using > regress ln(y) ln(x). Why? Also: how would I extract the ey/ex value > from the mfx output in order to create a variable taking that value? > > Thank you, > Dorothy > > * > * 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/ > * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: AW: Creating a variable taking the value of elasticity***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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**References**:**st: Creating a variable taking the value of elasticity***From:*Dorothy Bridges <dbstata@gmail.com>

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