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Re: st: Optimizing recoding procedures


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Optimizing recoding procedures
Date   Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:50:08 -0500

Thomas Lux <tholux2000@yahoo.de>:
Try:
replace x=0 if inlist(1,a,b,c,d)

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Nick
>
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Thomas Lux <tholux2000@yahoo.de> 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?
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