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RE: st: AW: -findname- available from SSC


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   stata list <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: AW: -findname- available from SSC
Date   Wed, 31 Mar 2010 06:44:21 -0700 (PDT)

--- Martin Weiss wrote:
> Could a dummy be "extended missing", as well?
>
> *************
> clear*
> set obs 2
> gen byte mydummy=.a
> replace mydummy=. in 2
> findname, all(@ == 0 | @ == 1 | @ == .)
> *************
> 
> Would the syntax -findname, all(@ == 0 | @ == 1 | @ == missing(@))- 
> cover that, or rather: should it?

I don't think so, a program should just do exactly what you tell it 
to do. So if you wanted to include extended missing values you should 
have written: 

findname, all(@ == 0 | @ == 1 | @ >= .)

-- Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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