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# st: RE: Re: Extracting a submatrix based on multiple conditions

 From Nick Cox To "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" Subject st: RE: Re: Extracting a submatrix based on multiple conditions Date Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:29:19 +0100

```: select(y, (y[,2] :== 1 :& y[,3] :== 1))
1       2       3       4       5
+-----------------------------------------+
1 |  18049       1       1      91    2500  |
2 |  18079       1       1     124    2300  |
+-----------------------------------------+

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

Partho Sarkar

I am very new to Mata, so please excuse if this is too naive.  I have
a very short question:

In Mata, is there a way, and if so what, to extract a submatrix of
rows where more than one condition is met, i.e., conditions on values
in 2 or more columns?  E.g., in the following matrix

1       2       3       4       5
+-----------------------------------------+
1 |  18049       1       1      91    2500  |
2 |  18079       2       1      91    2500  |
3 |  18079       1       1     124    2300  |
+-----------------------------------------+

I want to extract the rows where the column 2 value==1 AND column 3
value==1 .  As far as I can see so far, this is possible for a single
condition, e.g.,

y[.,3]:==1

would give me the row numbers where this condition is met.  But this
does not work ( I tried with various parentheses):

y[.,3]:==1 & y[.1]:==1

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