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Re: st: Adding output created in Mata to a Stata dataset.


From   Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Adding output created in Mata to a Stata dataset.
Date   Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:50:00 -0400

Amy emailed me privately that she was getting a "conformability" error
when she tried st_restore(0.  This post by Ben Jann
(http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-02/msg00439.html)
explained one way this could occur although all the Mata matrices
conform.
.
-Steve

Steven J. Samuels
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-10/msg00591.html
> will answer your question.
>
> Steve
> sjsamuels@gmail.com
>
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Amy Dunbar
> <Amy.Dunbar@business.uconn.edu> wrote:
>> My dataset has daily returns for 816 trading days for  1200 companies. To create an equally weighted daily return across this portfolio of firms, I could use bysort date: egen meanret=mean(ret).
>> But I want to create a weighted return based on a company characteristic, e.g., size.  My ultimate purpose is use
>> reg meanret vwretd event1-event11
>> where meanret would be the weighted return for each trading day, vwret is the value-weighted market return, and event1-event11 are event days for a market study, where the coefficient on an event date would be the abnormal return. See Sefcik, S.E., and R. Thompson. 1986. An Approach to Statistical Inference in Cross-Sectional Models with Security Abnormal Returns As Dependent Variable. Journal of Accounting Research 24 (2):316-334.
>>
>> The following do file creates a weighted daily return that varies by date but is the same for each company in the dataset (just as meanret would be the same).  I created a small dataset below, where r is one day of returns for 10 companies, and v is a company characteristic.   I read Gould. 2006. Mata Matters: Creating new variables -sounds boring, isn't. The Stata Journal 6 (1): 112-123, but I still don't understand how to use st_addvar() and st_store to add the second row of the following Y matrix (created by the do file below) to each observation in the original dataset. I also read Cameron and Trivedi, 2009, Microeconometrics Using Stata, Ch 3, OLS Using Mata, and Appendix B, Mata. The solution is probably there, but I am a mata newbie.
>>
>>                 1
>>    +----------------+
>>  1 |   .0076411483  |
>>  2 |  -.0111004781  |
>>    +----------------+
>> In the dataset below, I want each obs (row) to have -.0111004781 as the weighted return for trading date 1.  If I had all 816 trading dates and 1200 companies, Y would be 2 X 816; I want to add the 816 daily weighted return variables to my dataset, which would be the same across the companies.
>>
>> ___________________________________________________
>> * do file creates weighted return for a portfolio of 10 firms
>> * create dataset for one trading day, where r is return and v is a firm characteristic.
>> input r v
>> 0.002   0.2
>> 0.001   0.4
>> 0.004   0.5
>> 0.001   0.4
>> 0.009   0.1
>> 0.004   0.2
>> 0.006   0.3
>> 0.007   0.4
>> 0.001   0.5
>> 0.007   0.1
>> end
>>
>> gen cons = 1
>>
>> mata
>> st_view(R=., ., ("r"))
>> st_view(F=., ., ("cons", "v"))
>> FFinv=cholinv(cross(F,F))
>> W = FFinv * F'
>> Y = W*R  //create weighted returns
>> Y
>> end
>> ______________________________________
>>
>> How do I add the weighted return for trading day 1 (-.0111004781) to each observation in my Stata dataset?
>> Thank you for considering my request for help.
>>
>> Amy Dunbar
>> University of Connecticut
>> School of Business
>> Department of Accounting
>> cell 860-208-2737
>> amy.dunbar@business.uconn.edu
>>
>>
>>
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