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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 >> * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Mkmat doesn't seem to store the observation values correctly?***From:*"Tim Streibel" <Tim.Streibel@gmx.de>

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**Re: st: Mkmat doesn't seem to store the observation values correctly?***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Mkmat doesn't seem to store the observation values correctly?***From:*"Tim Streibel" <Tim.Streibel@gmx.de>

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