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st: AW: drop multiple observations


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: drop multiple observations
Date   Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:20:02 +0100

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drop if inlist(id, 2, 215, 302, 420, 579)
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HTH
Martin

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Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Shehzad Ali
Gesendet: Freitag, 11. Dezember 2009 16:21
An: Stata List
Betreff: st: drop multiple observations

Hi listers,

If I have a dataset with 1000 observations (uniquely identified using
variable - id -), can I drop multiple observations using one line? I know
one can drop observations that are say id>350 or <20, but if the
observations are all over the place could we still use a one line command?

For example, instead of typing:

drop if id==2
drop if id==215
drop if id==302
drop if id==420
drop if id==579
...

Can I use one line to drop all the above?

Thank you,
Shehzad


      
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