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The story adds point to my earlier digression that missing data,
meaning observations with missing values, and gaps in data are quite

Quite independently of any Stata questions, for what -hijra- means see (e.g.)


On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 8:47 AM, daniel klein
<> wrote:

> Abu wrote me privately, but I will answer on statlist as suggested here:
> The "problem" is neither with -table- nor with any other command or
> option. In fact it is not a problem, but exactly what you should
> expect Stata to do. The code, that is used basicly reads:
> table country hijra_grp, c(sum id sum us sum count), if  hijra>1428
> Some countries do not appear in the table, but this is not because
> -table- drops (or omits) observations, but because the if condition is
> not satisfied for those countries. That is, there is no case in which
> hijra > 1428 for those countries in the dataset. Since your are
> telling Stata to run the command (-table- in this case) only on cases
> that satisfy the if conditon, you do not find the countries in your
> table.
> I do not know how to change this behaviour nor do I think you want to
> change it. Re-think the -if- statement and think of alternative ways
> to get the desired statistics.

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