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Re: st: RE: -local- problem


From   saqlain raza <bhatti_sb@yahoo.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: -local- problem
Date   Wed, 16 Nov 2011 07:12:20 -0800 (PST)

Thank you Nick.

gen affiloui2=(affiloui - r(mean))/r(sd) creates the variable but it do not show any values of the variable, it shows only dots (.). How could it be dealt with?
 
Saqlain RAZA
PhD Student (saqlain.raza@toulouse.inra.fr)




----- Original Message -----
From: Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To: "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Cc: 
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:50 PM
Subject: st: RE: -local- problem

This problem was explained yesterday. The opening and closing ticks should be different: 

`m' 

Note that in your example locals are unnecessary and just complicate the code: 

gen affiloui2=(affiloui - r(mean))/r(sd) 

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

saqlain raza

I am in try to make a -local- with the following command:

local m=r(mean)
local sd=r(sd)

Then I try to generate a variable. 

gen affiloui2=(affiloui - 'm')/'sd'

but it gives me an error 

'm' invalid name
r(198);

I have tried with double quotes but even then it is not working. How this problem can be solved? Is there any problem in making -local-? Note that affiloui is already a variable in the database.

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