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Re: st: Dropping all missing values


From   Mosi Ifatunji <ifatunji@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Dropping all missing values
Date   Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:13:51 -0600

Jeph,

This worked perfectly and proved to be the most efficient option!

Thanks to all for taking time to lending a helping hand :-)

My best,

Mosi

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net> wrote:
>
> Others have made valuable points about the wisdom of what you
> want to do, but if you insist, here's the briefest syntax:
>
>  egen missings=rowmiss(_all)
>  drop if missings>0
>
>
> hth,
> jeph
>
>
> 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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