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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 12:31:38 +0200

You're right, when I input the values as you did, it perfectly works. My variable name was correct, could it be a problem that I imported the data from Excel?
Thanks a lot!

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:15:49 +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?

> 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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