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Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: inlist( variable, .a, .b, .c) |

Date |
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:36:40 -0500 |

Right. I found a typo after I ran the code a few times in different ways -- it was something like .a., b instead of .a, .b. I apologize for using too small a font in my editor! On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com> wrote: > <> > > It looks like it works with Stata 12.1 MP on Mac OSX 10.7: > > sysuse auto, clear > keep rep78 > recode rep78 (. = .b) > g i = 1 if inlist(rep78, .b) > > . list > > +-----------+ > | rep78 i | > |-----------| > 1. | 3 . | > 2. | 3 . | > 3. | .b 1 | > 4. | 3 . | > 5. | 4 . | > |-----------| > 6. | 3 . | > 7. | .b 1 | > 8. | 3 . | > ..... > > - Eric > > __ > Eric A. Booth > Public Policy Research Institute > Texas A&M University > ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu > +979.845.6754 > > > > On Apr 10, 2012, at 1:11 PM, Stas Kolenikov wrote: > >> I am trying to manipulate some extended missing values, and found that >> a very handy -inlist()- function does not work with them. The >> documentation states that the arguments of -inlist- must be either all >> strings or all reals. Apparently, the latter category excludes the >> system missing values. Of course I can write all of this with >> (variable == .a | variable == .b | variable == .c), but the whole idea >> of -inlist()- is to avoid these cumbersome statements. That was the >> grumble, and the wish is to have -inlist()- support the system missing >> values. >> >> -- >> Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name >> Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: inlist( variable, .a, .b, .c)***From:*Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>

**Re: st: inlist( variable, .a, .b, .c)***From:*Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com>

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