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Re: st: inlist( variable, .a, .b, .c)


From   Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: inlist( variable, .a, .b, .c)
Date   Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:17:05 -0500

<>

It looks like it works with Stata 12.1 MP on Mac OSX 10.7:

sysuse  auto, clear
keep rep78
recode rep78 (. = .b)
g i = 1 if inlist(rep78, .b)

. list

     +-----------+
     | rep78   i |
     |-----------|
  1. |     3   . |
  2. |     3   . |
  3. |    .b   1 |
  4. |     3   . |
  5. |     4   . |
     |-----------|
  6. |     3   . |
  7. |    .b   1 |
  8. |     3   . |
.....

- Eric

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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute 
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
+979.845.6754



On Apr 10, 2012, at 1:11 PM, Stas Kolenikov wrote:

> I am trying to manipulate some extended missing values, and found that
> a very handy -inlist()- function does not work with them. The
> documentation states that the arguments of -inlist- must be either all
> strings or all reals. Apparently, the latter category excludes the
> system missing values. Of course I can write all of this with
> (variable == .a | variable == .b | variable == .c), but the whole idea
> of -inlist()- is to avoid these cumbersome statements. That was the
> grumble, and the wish is to have -inlist()- support the system missing
> values.
> 
> -- 
> Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name
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