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RE: st: programming error with -generate-

From   "Visintainer, Paul" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: programming error with -generate-
Date   Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:04:05 -0500

I don't understand it.  Could it be some time-series operator?  I don't use time-series much, so I would be surprised if I just stumbled on to it and didn't recognize it.


Paul F. Visintainer, PhD
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Richard Williams
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: st: programming error with -generate-

At 04:48 PM 3/8/2010, Partha Deb wrote:
>For even more head scratching, try this:
>clear all
>forvalues i=1/6 {
>set obs 10
>gen y = 1.2x + `i'
>tab y
>drop _all

This is weird.  I am not even sure what to search for -- "x" seems 
like kind of a broad term!  And the internal logic behind the results 
isn't obvious to me.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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