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Re: st: Optimizing recoding procedures

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Optimizing recoding procedures
Date   Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:09:33 +0000

d == 1 & d == 1

can be simplified to

d == 1

Otherwise I don't know a shorter way to write that. StataCorp could
invent dozens of functions that would only be used occasionally, and
this is I guess one function they did not invent.

You are correct that there is a -rany()- function in -egenmore-,  but
-ral()- is still a typo. Please explain _where_ user-written programs
that you refer to come from.


On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Thomas Lux <> wrote:
> Thank you very much, Nick!
> The mentioned statement makes indeed no sense.
> The statement should be
> replace x = 0 if a==1 & b==1 & c==1 & d==1 & d==1
> Is there a way to do this in a shorter way?
> (I referred to the -ral()- and -rany()- functions of the -egenmore- package)
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