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Re: st: Dropping all missing values


From   Sven-Oliver Spieß <svenoliverspiess@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Dropping all missing values
Date   Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:56:15 +0100

Hi Mosi,

You could use the -missing- function:
. sysuse auto
. drop if mi(make, price, mpg, rep78)

This will make your syntax somewhat shorter.


Cheers,
SOS


On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 10:30 -0600, Mosi Ifatunji wrote:
> Friends,
> 
> I am at the final stage of dataset preparation and would like to
> remove all missing values. I know that I can drop all missing values
> with the following syntax:
> 
> drop x1 if == .
> drop x2 if == .
> 
> But, because I am going to have quite a few variables in the final
> dataset, I would prefer as short a command syntax as possible. Of
> course the goals of such an exercise is to ensure that all of my
> analysis for this study is based on the same cases.
> 
> Thank you so much,
> 
> Mosi
> 


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