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Re: st: programming error with -generate-


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   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
> >
> >
> >
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