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st: RE: Syntax for trimming distribution tail In xtabond2

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: Syntax for trimming distribution tail In xtabond2
Date   Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:09:05 +0100

There is no context here. But even assuming that r(p1) and r(p99) are available from some previous command, the quote characters here are incorrect -- you would need left single quotes as opening delimiters -- and one parenthesis is unmatched. 

... if inrange(y, `r(p1)',`r(p99)')

is more likely to be what you have in mind. 

This is not to be construed as supporting trimming distribution tails, in my view a horrible method.  


Jason Hecht

Apparently the following syntax that worked in xtabond did not work in xtabond2:

xtabond y l.x1 l.x2 l.x3 if inrange(y, 'r(p1','r(p99)'), noconstant

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