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RE: st: RE: submatrix

 From Nick Cox To "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" Subject RE: st: RE: submatrix Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:14:32 +0000

```Use Mata: e.g.

: y = (1::81)

: y2 = rowshape(y,9)

: y2
1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
+----------------------------------------------+
1 |   1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  |
2 |  10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18  |
3 |  19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27  |
4 |  28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36  |
5 |  37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45  |
6 |  46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54  |
7 |  55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63  |
8 |  64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72  |
9 |  73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81  |
+----------------------------------------------+

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

behailu ayele

Is there anyway, then, I can actually restructure my initial matrix in
a way that it has the dimensions I want (9 by 9) instead of one single
row?

On 11/15/11, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Yes; Stata can only regard it as an error if you refer to rows and/or
> columns that don't exist.

behailu ayele

> Thanks very much. I now went to matrix extraction and I think know my
> problem, now. My estimation result reads only as row. Whatever I want
> to extract,, it works when I specify as one row and any number of
> columns. What I mean is, it works when I do either of these:
>
> matrix A = b[1, "b1".."b9"]
>
> matrix A = b[1, "a1".."a9"]
>
>
> but it says conformability error whenever I do
>
> matrix A = b[1..2, "a1".."a9"]
>
>
> I am thinking I need to restructure my estimation result such that it
> is a proper matrix to begin with (with 9 by 9 dimension) and not just
> a matrix with one row and several columns.
>
> Thankyou again.
>
> behailu
>
>
> On 11/15/11, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> This is covered by the help on -matrix extraction-
>>
>> matrix new = b[1..9, 7..9]
>>
>> The = operator for assignment should be used (not ==).
>>
>> Nick
>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>
>> behailu ayele
>>
>> I have problem extracting parts of a matrix I estimated.
>>
>> my matrix e(b) is  9 by 9. Now I want to extract the first line and I did
>> this.
>>
>> matrix b=e(b)
>> and then
>>  matrix new==b[1,1..9]
>>
>> my problem is  when i want to have a 3 by 9 matrix of the last three
>> columns
>>
>> is this not what I am supposed to do?
>>
>> matrix new==b[7/9,1..9]
>

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