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st: finding the max of a variable and then using it


From   "Data Analytics Corp." <walt@dataanalyticscorp.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: finding the max of a variable and then using it
Date   Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:43:24 -0400

Hi,

I have a data set with a variable called opp_price. I'd like to find the maximum value for opp_price (I would imagine I'd use

egen opp = max(opp_price)

or something like this, but then use this single value in subsequent graphing statements like the following:

xline(opp, lwidth(thin))
text(0.0 238 "OPP: $opp", place(w))

Of course this doesn't work since opp is a new variable with as many observations as opp_price. I need a scalar that I can then use in subsequent statements. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Walt

________________________

Walter R. Paczkowski, Ph.D.
Data Analytics Corp.
44 Hamilton Lane
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
________________________
(V) 609-936-8999
(F) 609-936-3733
walt@dataanalyticscorp.com
www.dataanalyticscorp.com

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________________________

Walter R. Paczkowski, Ph.D.
Data Analytics Corp.
44 Hamilton Lane
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
________________________
(V) 609-936-8999
(F) 609-936-3733
walt@dataanalyticscorp.com
www.dataanalyticscorp.com

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