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


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: inlist( variable, .a, .b, .c)
Date   Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:36:40 -0500

Right. I found a typo after I ran the code a few times in different
ways -- it was something like .a., b instead of .a, .b. I apologize
for using too small a font in my editor!

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com> wrote:
> <>
>
> 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
>
> __
> 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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