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st: Re: ST: sum over observations

From   "Eric Uslaner" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: ST: sum over observations
Date   Tue, 08 Feb 2005 11:19:26 -0500


I have a very large data set with about 2000 variables.  Periodically I
want to examine which variables have missing values on the fewest number
of cases.  I use sum or fsum but this requires lisitng all of the
variables.  Suppose, for a data set of 101 cases, I wish to find out
which variables have 80 or more cases.  I would like something like:

sum if (number of cases) >= 80

I know that nmissing can do this, but it too lists all of the
variables.  And the number of variables is too large to create a new
variable for the number of missing (or nonmissing) cases for each
variable.  Any suggestions?  Many thanks.


Ric Uslaner
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University of Maryland
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