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

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RE: st: AW: AW: sum of many variables |

Date |
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:00:09 -0000 |

As the order of variables is quite immaterial to their sum, another possibility is to use a wildcard such as -x*-. As always you need to check that it picks up exactly what you want and no more. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Andrea Rispoli Thank you very much! On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> > > Note, however, that there is a hazard involved when specifying a -varlist- > that encompasses all variables between "x1" and "xn" via the dash notation: > The number of variables between them changes with the -sort- order, as seen > after -describe- (see [U], page 101, example 14). So next time you run this > code, the result could be different. Issuing an explicit -sort- or -order- > could save you trouble. > > Also note that the -sum()- function would give you a running sum, and > accepts only a -varname-, not a -varlist-... > Martin Weiss > ************* > egen x=rowtotal(x1-xn) > ************* Andrea Rispoli > I would like to use the sum command, i.e. > > egen x= sum (x1, x2...xn) > > however since my n is a large number I would like to indicate that I > want the sum from x1 to xn without specifying all variables. * * 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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