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st: RE: RE: Dropping all missing values


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Dropping all missing values
Date   Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:10:30 -0000

Thanks for the mention. I had forgotten about -dropmiss-. 

SJ-8-4  dm89_1  . . . . Dropping variables or observations with missing
values
        (help dropmiss if installed)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N.
J. Cox
        Q4/08   SJ 8(4):594
        update in style and content; added a new force option

STB-60  dm89  . . . . . Dropping variables or observations with missing
values
        (help dropmiss if installed)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N.
J. Cox
        3/01    pp.7--8; STB Reprints Vol 10, pp.44--46
        drops variables or observations with all values (optionally
        any values) missing

The 2008 version of -dropmiss- requires you to spell out -force- to omit
observations with non-missing values included. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

David Radwin [edited] 

> If you want to drop the set of variables where the values are all
missing,
> perhaps because of issues importing them from another data format, you
> might use Nick Cox's -dropmiss-. Use -findit dropmiss- to
install.

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