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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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st: RE: AW: How to form a vector for each line |

Date |
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:57:54 +0100 |

I agree with the advice to use Mata. Some readers may find Martin's opening sentence a little puzzling, however. In Stata, as compared with Mata, there is no difficulty in setting up row or column vectors, which are just matrices with one row or column. In this sense, Stata has had the idea of vector for several versions now. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Martin Weiss Vectors are not really a well-known concept in Stata, although naturally you can have them in -mata-. I have never missed them, though, as you can do what you want to do without them most of the time. What is it you want to achieve? *** clear* input byte( a b c) 3 4 3 2 3 4 2 5 6 2 0 4 end compress list, noobs capt which tomata if _rc ssc inst tomata tomata a b c mata A=a,b,c A[2,.]*A[2,.]' A[2,.]'*A[2,.] end Steven Ho Suppose I have a data like this: a b c 3 4 3 2 3 4 2 5 6 2 0 4 What I want is something like this, of course the following command doesn't work gen arrayZ[_n]=( a[_n], b[_n], c[_n]) so that arrayZ[3] for example would be (2,5,6) ie. when I invoke Z[t] it will give me a VECTOR of t-th row I need this because I will do a whole bunch of operations to Z[t]Z[t]' How to achieve this? * * 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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**References**:**st: How to form a vector for each line***From:*Steven Ho <steven.ho@duke.edu>

**st: AW: How to form a vector for each line***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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