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Re: st: rescaling a variable by the maximum value question


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: rescaling a variable by the maximum value question
Date   Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:47:36 +0100

Note that Mata's definition of -max()- is different:

mata
: y =  st_data(., "y")
: st_addvar("float", "y2")
: st_store(., "y2", y / max(y))
end

I don't know anything about your students, but teaching any Stata
users that statistical commands leave saved results in their wake is a
good idea.

Nick

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM, JVerkuilen (Gmail)
<jvverkuilen@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> "What Jay is missing" is better corrected to "What Jay understands" ...
>
> Thanks. ;) I figured out that max(.) worked on rows, not on columns,
> but was hoping there would be a simple solution that was very easy to
> explain to students. My data manipulation skills could be improved.
> Probably true for everyone but definitely true for me!
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