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Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> |

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st: Re: missing values |

Date |
Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:12:35 -0500 |

<> I'm not sure -nmissing- is the answer here, as this involves listwise deletion: any observation with a value missing in any variable in the regression will be dropped. Something like this will test for that: sysuse auto,clear replace turn = . if foreign & mod(_n,2) replace weight = . if !foreign & !mod(_n,2) nmissing price rep78 turn weight g ts1 = rep78+turn g ts2 = rep78+weight g ts3 = turn+weight g ts4 = rep78+turn+weight g ts5 = length+displacement+gear_ratio su ts* The N reported by summarize is the number of cases that would enter the regression, given these regressors. On Nov 18, 2009, at 2:33 AM, statalist-digest wrote: > I'm using windows XP and stata 9.2. I'm running some econometric > models and when I got the output I can see the number of observations > that were used in the estimation. > Since my database has several missing values for almost all variables > I would like to know if there is some command-function that allow me > to see which combination of variables will produce the regression with > the highest avaialble number of non-missing observations. Kit Baum | Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin | http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html An Introduction to Stata Programming | http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata | http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html * * 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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