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Re: st: Mkmat doesn't seem to store the observation values correctly?


From   "Tim Streibel" <Tim.Streibel@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mkmat doesn't seem to store the observation values correctly?
Date   Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:05:43 +0200

Sorry, I thought it would be clear that the values are just different

 list Ticker

     +--------+
     | Ticker |
     |--------|
  1. | 441235 |
  2. |    463 |
  3. |  13212 |
  4. |   1213 |
  5. |    321 |
     |--------|
  6. |    212 |
  7. |    346 |
  8. |   1322 |
  9. |   3434 |

variable type: long

Do you need any other information?

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:50:22 +0100
> Von: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: Mkmat doesn\'t seem to store the observation values correctly?

> You don't show us your original variable, so we can't see any grounds
> for your claim.
> 
> Nick
> 
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Tim Streibel <Tim.Streibel@gmx.de> wrote:
> > First of all, I am sure that mkmat stores the values correctly, but I
> dont know in which way it stores them.
> >
> > All I want to do is creating a matrix from a variable of my dataset
> (even only 1xT format). However if I use mkmat, matrix list does not yield the
> original values of my variable (as you can see below). Since I would like
> to do some calculations with the created matrix, I would like to check
> whether the matrix contains the correct values.
> >
> >
> > mkmat Ticker, matrix(X)
> >
> > . matrix list X
> >
> > X[9,1]
> >     Ticker
> > r1       8
> > r2       9
> > r3       2
> > r4       1
> > r5       5
> > r6       4
> > r7       7
> > r8       3
> > r9       6
> 
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