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# Re: st: RE: Matching Problem

 From Raphael Fraser To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: RE: Matching Problem Date Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:01:51 -0400

Thank you Stefan!!

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> I support Stefan's approach here. Note that (e.g.)
>
> gen match = 0
> replace match = 1 if int(test/5) == int(train/5)
>
> is just
>
> gen match = int(test/5) == int(train/5)
>
> However, there is a small problem with either if there are missing values.
>
> gen match = int(test/5) == int(train/5) if !missing(test, train)
>
> is better than either.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Stefan.Gawrich@hlpug.hessen.de
>
> try this:
>
> *** Example Dataset
> clear
> set obs 1000
> gen test = int(uniform()*200)
> gen train = int(uniform()*200)
> gen match = 0
>
> *** You're not clear about start and end of the intervals you want: 1, 6, 11 vs. 70, 125
> *** So choose the command that fits.
>
> ** Intervals [0..4] [5..9] [10..14]... [195-199] [200]
> replace match = 1 if int(test/5) == int(train/5)
>
> ** Intervals [0] [1..5] [6..10] [11..15]... [196..200]
> replace match = 1 if int((test+4)/5) == int((train+4)/5)
>
> Raphael Fraser
>
> I have two variables which I will call test and training each
> containing integers between 1-200. Each number in the test variable
> represents an image. The training variable contains the closest image
> to the test image in terms of similarity.
>
> test = (129, 163, 71, 176, 125, ...)
> train = (128, 162, 71, 119, 123, ...)
>
> The objective is to match both integers to the same interval. These
> are the intervals 1-5, 6-10,11-15, ..., 196-200. For example, when
> test=129 and train=128 are both in the same interval 125-130. Also
> test=71,train=71 are both in the interval 70-75. These are successful
> mappings. I would like a successful mapping to be =1 and failure=0.
>
>
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