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Re: st: set value to zero in a Matrix

 From Jörg Eulenberger To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: set value to zero in a Matrix Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:53:36 +0100

```Dear Nick,
thanks a lot for the answer, but the result of the code

use "http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/output/m255";, clear
factor item13-item24, pcf
rotate, varimax horst blanks(.4)
matrix list e(r_L)
matrix a = e(r_L)
mata :
for(i = 1; i <= rows(a); i++) {
for(j = 1; j <= cols(a); j++) {
if (a[i,j] < 0.4) a[i,j] = 0
}
}
end

are:

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r(3499);

end of do-file

r(3499);

My problem is not a esttab problem. I want to change a matrix (after
rotate):

Thanks,
Jörg

Am 05.03.2013 13:47, schrieb Nick Cox:
> One possibility is that you are going to need an e-class program that
> emits a changed matrix.
>
> I don't use -esttab- (SSC) so can't advise. (Please remember to
> explain where user-written programs come from.)
>
> As I don't really approve I am not volunteering!
>
> Nick
>
> P.S. At worst this is a nested loop, e.g.
>
> mata :
> y = runiform(5,5)
>
> for(i = 1; i <= rows(y); i++) {
>          for(j = 1; j <= cols(y); j++) {
>                  if (y[i,j] < 0.1) y[i,j] = 0
>          }
> }
>
> y
> end
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Jörg Eulenberger <j.eulenberger@web.de> wrote:
>
>> i have a problem with matrix.
>> After a factor analysis i want tabulate the results (varimax with
>> blanks) with esttab.
>> But the Matrix "e(r_L)" include all value.  For esttab, i want set the
>> value smaller than .04 to zero (like the blanks-subcommand).
>> i found functions like mm_cond and mf_editvalue but nothing works.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> **********
>> use "http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/output/m255";, clear
>> factor item13-item24, pcf
>> rotate, varimax horst blanks(.4)
>> matrix list e(r_L)
>> esttab, cells("r_L[1](t label(Factor 1)) r_L[2](t label(Factor 2))")
>> nogap noobs nonumber nomtitle label
>>
>> ******************
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