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Re: st: Can -bootstrap- handle vectors


From   Alex Olssen <alex.olssen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Can -bootstrap- handle vectors
Date   Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:51:01 +1200

Ah, thanks a lot Jorge.

I had searched Statalist quickly.

As well as answering my question you have re-alerted me to an importan resource.

Cheers,
Alex

2011/8/15 Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez <perez.jorge@ur.edu.co>:
> This is in the FAQs
>
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/stat/bs_b_trick.html
>
> ______________________
> Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez
>
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Matthew White
> <mwhite@poverty-action.org> wrote:
>>
>> Good point... But you'll have to be careful when using -st_local()-.
>> st_local("test", 1) fails, so you'll have to execute st_local("test",
>> "1"). But once you have local test in Stata, you can use it as a
>> numeric fine. In my example before, you could execute something like
>> st_local("rows", strofreal(rows(X)). Probably better than messing with
>> scalars...
>>
>> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > A side issue: The distinction between numeric and string does not bite here
>> > for returning macros to Stata.
>> >
>> > A local macro is a place for holding character strings, which can be numeric
>> > characters. Thus  -st_local()- will work fine regardless of content.
>> >
>> > Nick
>> >
>> > On 13 Aug 2011, at 10:12, Matthew White <mwhite@poverty-action.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I don't know of a way to use Mata to put numeric values in a local.
>> >> st_local only works with string values, I think. But you could return
>> >> each element of a Mata vector to separate Stata scalars. Say X is a
>> >> Mata column vector:
>> >> mata: st_numscalar("r(rows)", rows(X))
>> >> forvalues row = 1/`r(rows)' {
>> >>   mata: st_numscalar("r(v`row')", X[`row',
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
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>>
>> --
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>> Evaluation Coordinator
>> Urban Micro-Insurance Project
>> Innovations for Poverty Action
>>
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>> mwhite@poverty-action.org
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