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RE: st: R: variable not found?

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: R: variable not found?
Date   Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:01:48 +0100

Whatever the problem is, that will not solve it. 

-format- changes display format only; it doesn't otherwise change the status of any variable, especially its kind, type or storage characteristics. 


Christian Otchia

You should format the variable after pasting in Stata 11.

Try this:

format %6.1g GROUP

test GROUP

Paul Burkander
> I'm trying to help my wife do some stata homework, and we've run into
> some odd behavior.
> Below is a sample of the data.  She's supposed to do a manova of
> MOTIV,ASPIRE,ALGEBRA,GEOM, on GROUP , then mvreg, then test the
> restriction that the coefficients on GROUP are zero in all four
> equations.  After doing the manova and mvreg, we typed test GROUP, but
> receive the error message "GROUP not found."
> Any ideas?  Perhaps we're doing something dumb?  She entered the data
> by pasting into the data editor.  We're using Stata 11 SE and I just
> did a full update.
> Thanks, Paul
> 74.31,78.57,68.59,78.57,1
> 27.15,61.91,37.15,71.43,1
> 64.31,90.48,67.16,83.34,1
> 40.01,64.29,48.59,59.53,1
> 35.73,59.53,31.44,54.76,1
> 55.73,83.34,60.02,85.72,0
> 52.87,64.29,62.88,69.05,0
> 58.59,71.43,64.31,80.95,0

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