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Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: programming error with -generate- |

Date |
Mon, 8 Mar 2010 15:57:58 -0600 |

Some indication can be found in help format##xformat about heXadecimal formats. So 1.2x is getting interpreted as 1 + 2/16 = decimal 1.125. However if you try to -display- it directly, it does not come out; it needs to be wrapped inside an expression of some kind to get evaluated. On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Kieran McCaul <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>wrote: > ... > > > or try this: > > > > clear > > forvalues i = 1/9 { > di 1.`i'x + 1 > } > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Partha Deb > Sent: Tuesday, 9 March 2010 5:49 AM > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: programming error with -generate- > > 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 > } > > Partha > > > Visintainer, Paul wrote: > > I have a question which I hope merely reflects that I'm missing > something obvious or a syntax that I don't recognize. I'm using version > 10.1 MP on a PC. I've run this on three different PCs and get the same > result. Why doesn't the generate command for "y" give an error? The > -generate- command gives errors for y1, y2, and y3. Also, I don't > understand the output for -tab- command for "y". Is there some syntax > that I'm not aware of? > > > > What am I missing here? > > > > > > . clear > > . set obs 10 > > obs was 0, now 10 > > > > . range x 1 10 > > . range t 1 10 > > . range w 1 10 > > > > . gen y = 1.2x + 6 <----- why isn't there an error here? > > > > . gen y1 = 1.2t + 6 > > 2t invalid name > > r(198); > > > > . gen y2 = 1.2w + 6 > > 2w invalid name > > r(198); > > > > . gen y3 = 2x + 6 > > 2x invalid name > > r(198); > > > > > > . tab y > > > > y | Freq. Percent Cum. > > ------------+----------------------------------- > > 72 | 10 100.00 100.00 > > ------------+----------------------------------- > > Total | 10 100.00 > > > > > > > > ___________________________________ > > Paul F. Visintainer, PhD > > Baystate Medical Center > > Division of Academic Affairs - 3rd Floor > > Springfield, MA 01199 > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication and any attachments > may contain confidential and privileged information for the use of the > designated recipients named above. If you are not the intended > recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this > communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, > distribution or copying of it or its contents is prohibited. If you have > received this communication in error, please reply to the sender > immediately or by telephone at (413) 794-0000 and destroy all copies of > this communication and any attachments. For further information > regarding Baystate Health's privacy policy, please visit our Internet > web site at http://www.baystatehealth.com. > > > > * > > * For searches and help try: > > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > > -- > Partha Deb > Professor of Economics > Hunter College > ph: (212) 772-5435 > fax: (212) 772-5398 > http://urban.hunter.cuny.edu/~deb/ > > Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery > None but ourselves can free our minds. > - Bob Marley > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > -- Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: programming error with -generate-***From:*"Visintainer, Paul" <Paul.Visintainer@baystatehealth.org>

**References**:**st: programming error with -generate-***From:*"Visintainer, Paul" <Paul.Visintainer@baystatehealth.org>

**Re: st: programming error with -generate-***From:*Partha Deb <partha.deb@hunter.cuny.edu>

**RE: st: programming error with -generate-***From:*"Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>

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