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


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mkmat doesn't seem to store the observation values correctly?
Date   Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:15:49 +0100

I don't know why you thought that. I can't reproduce your problem.
Check your variable names carefully.

. input Ticker

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

. l

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

. mkmat Ticker, matrix(X)

. mat li X

X[9,1]
    Ticker
r1  441235
r2     463
r3   13212
r4    1213
r5     321
r6     212
r7     346
r8    1322
r9    3434


On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Tim Streibel <Tim.Streibel@gmx.de> wrote:
> 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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