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Re: st: Simulating an AR(1) in Stata


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Simulating an AR(1) in Stata
Date   Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:45:04 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Thu, 24/2/11, Syed Basher wrote:
> Perhaps replacing -gen- with -scalar- ensures rho and s as
> scalars. Maybe I should write:
> 
> scalar `rho' = a+(b-a)*runiform()
> scalar `s '= c+(d-c)*runiform()
> 
> However, using ` ' reports invalid name, while excluding `
> ' works fine.

It is good style to use `rho' instead of rho, but you first 
need to define it as a tempname:

tempname rho s
scalar `rho' = ...
scalar `s'   = ...

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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