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st: RE: RE: Questions


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Questions
Date   Mon, 15 Sep 2003 11:02:19 +0100

Danny 
> 
> 2. I have inputed a data file with missing values denoted N/A. It
> seems as though Stata omits each whole observation when there is
> only an N/A in one of the columns. Is there anyway make Stata
> recognise an N/A only when the variable is used in a regression?
 
Jennifer Ng

> 2.  In stata, "." represents for missing value.  Using "." 
> can help you
> solve your question 2.

I suspect that Stata is already mapping these N/A to numeric 
missing; otherwise it is difficult to understand why Danny is 
getting the behaviour reported. 

My question is what Danny wants Stata to do when faced 
with a missing value, and why? 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

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